IFI presents Shakespeare Lives, a season of Shakespearean film adaptations in June to mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death in partnership with British Council

IFI Press Release: May 26th, 2016

From June 8th to 30th, the IFI will present a season of Shakespearean film adaptations, including Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet on stunning 70mm, a family screening of The Lion King and an open-air screening of Much Ado About Nothing, as well as host a panel discussion on the topic of adaptations for stage and screen, as part of global commemorations marking the 400th anniversary of the death of the actor, poet and playwright, William Shakespeare.

Part of British Council’s Shakespeare Lives programme celebrating Shakespeare’s work on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016.

Tickets are available now here or at the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477.

SHAKESPEARE LIVES SCHEDULE

CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT (Orson Welles) June 8th (18.30)

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Franco Zeffirelli) June 12th (15.00)

HAMLET (70mm) (Kenneth Branagh) June 15th (18.30)

Tickets €12 (€10 Members)

Outdoor Screening: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Kenneth Branagh) June 17th (20.30)

Tickets Film Only €14; Film + Food €18; Food Only €8 (No Concessions, Free List Suspended)

MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO (Gus Van Sant) June 18th (20.30)

THE TEMPEST (Derek Jarman) June 19th (15.00)

ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD (Tom Stoppard) June 22nd (18.30)

ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME – SHAKESPEARE PROGRAMME (throughout June).

+ Dr. Sam Slote, June 25th (13.00)

ROMEO AND JULIET (Franco Zeffirelli) June 25th (13.20)

THE LION KING (Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff) – part of IFI Family Festival June 26th (11.00)

MACBETH (Roman Polanski) + PANEL DISCUSSION June 30th (18.15)

+ Theatre Director Selina Cartmell; Abbey Theatre Education Manager, Phil Kingston; actress Karen Ardiff; and lecturer Dr. Jane Grogan.

For more information and high-res images, please contact Deirdre O’Reilly at the IFI Press Office (01 679 5744 or doreilly@irishfilm.ie).

The IFI acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council.

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