IFI screens as it cel­e­brates 20 years in Tem­ple Bar

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The Ir­ish Film In­sti­tute moved into its present Tem­ple Bar lo­ca­tion in Septem­ber 1992 and, to cel­e­brate 20 years in that spot, the or­gan­i­sa­tion will be host­ing a month of spe­cial events. The jam­boree kicks off to­mor­row with a screening of Stephen Gyl­len­haal’s Water­land. Why’s that? Well, the adaptation of Gra­ham Swift’s spooky novel is re­mark­able for a num­ber of rea­sons. It is one of the few the­atri­cal fea­tures di­rected by Jake and Mag­gie’s dad, and it was the first film ever to screen at the cur­rent IFI.

Jeremy Irons and Sinéad Cu­sack, the hus­band and wife team who starred in Water­land, will be in the cinema to chat with the au­di­ence and rem­i­nisce about IFI lore. To­mor­row, all tea and cof­fee will be at 1992 prices, there will be a ta­ble quiz, and the first 20 peo­ple through the doors born in 1992 will be given free IFI mem­ber­ship.

A sea­son of films rep­re­sent­ing the scope of the IFI’s pro­gram­ming is to run throughout the month. Films to be un­spooled in­clude The Cry­ing Game, Spir­ited Away, Ver­tigo and The Div­ing Bell and the But­ter­fly.

Ross Keane, the IFI’s di­rec­tor, com­ments: “The IFI’s home in Tem­ple Bar is all about the peo­ple who come here to en­gage with our ex­ten­sive pro­gramme, so when we started to plan our an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions, we quickly de­cided that we wanted the fo­cus to be on our au­di­ence.” ifi.ie

The Div­ing Bell and the But­ter­fly

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