Back to the Future, Jaws and Monty Python’s Life Of Brian, three sneak previews as well as behind-the-scenes tours, membership discounts, children’s workshops and a chance to win flights to New York with Aer Lingus are all on offer on IFI’s Open Day.
It is not possible to make bookings in advance, as all the tickets are distributed in person on the day from 11am. There's a maximum of four tickets per person allowed.
This year’s programme includes the 40th Anniversary screening of Stephen Spielberg’s Jaws, Monty Python’s Life of Brian, and Back to the Future. There are also sneak previews of Alice Rohrwacher’s The Wonders which won the Grand Prix at Cannes in 2014, Kevin Smith’s new horror-comedy Tusk and a star turn from Al Pacino in David Gordon Green’s Manglehorn.
This year’s classic selection at IFI Open Day includes John Ford’s The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance with John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart and Lee Marvin; seminal sci-fi Forbidden Planet starring Leslie Nielsen; Orson Welles’ F for Fake. Robert Altman’s Nashville also gains a welcome screening. There is also a rare showing of silent 1927 classic Wings featuring Clara Bow, breathtaking aerial sequences and even a Gary Cooper cameo.
Continuing the IFI’s support for Dublin Pride and celebrating the collections of the IFI Irish Film Archive, there will be a screening of A Man of No Importance with Albert Finney as a homosexual bus conductor and amateur theatre director who is reluctant to reveal his sexuality to an unwelcoming Dublin.
European titles include Marco Ferrerri’s La Grande Bouffe. Catherine Deneuve stars in the sublime in Les Desmoiselles de Rochefort, Jacques Demy’s exuberant love letter to American musicals.
For further information visit www.ifi.ie/openday