It’s that time of the year again, when the IFI throws its doors open to the public for a day of free screenings. The programme is out for the 2016 IFI open day, which this year takes place on Saturday 2nd July, a few weeks later than normal.
This year’s selection is nothing if not eclectic. In addition an early preview of Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon and the ever-popular audience choice screening, there’s the chance to rewatch the darling of 90s lo-fi American indie, Hal Hartley, drive his career into a tree with Amateur, and a rare screening of Brian DePalma’s mad-as-a-box-of-frogs horror musical, Phantom of the Paradise. Groovy.
The day wraps up with a presentation of Alex Cox’s cult classic, Repo Man.
The IFI have implemented a new, fairer ticketing system for this year’s event. Tickets will now be released an hour prior to the screening and limited to 2 per person. There’s also a number of special events, including tours of the only projection booth in Ireland capable of showing 70mm prints.
The IFI open day 2016 will take place on Saturday 2nd July. Full programme and details can be found here.