IFI opens up to some scassics
The Irish Film Institute’s reliably packed and fruitful Open Day takes place tomorrow. There will be 12 free screenings, including a preview of Richard Linklater’s upcoming, already lavishly praised Boyhood.
Lucky punters can also catch sight of Woody Allen’s Purple Rose of Cairo, Hal Ashby’s Harold and Maude and – happily, for journalists soaking up their word-count – Andrew Dominik’s The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. Trish McAdam’s 1996 comedy Snakes and Ladders will be getting an outing.
The event also screens one film voted for by the public from a shortlist recent IFI favourites. Surprisingly, beating such films as Under the Skin and Grand Budapest Hotel, this year’s winner was Destin Daniel Cretton’s drama Short Term 12.