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ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME: DOUBLE BILL (FREE EVENT, MARCH 2014)

Join us for FREE lunchtime screenings of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect your tickets at the IFI Box Office. This month’s programme visits St. Patrick’s Days of yesteryear.

PROGRAMME 1:

EIRE LEAVES THE EMPIRE

British newsreel of the Declaration of the Irish Republic and St. Patrick’s Day mass at the Pro Cathedral.

FILM INFO: 8 minutes, 1949, Black and White

SONGS OF THE IRISH

A musical tableau of Irish-American entertainers intercut with footage of a New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

FILM INFO: 8 minutes, 1946, Black and White

AMHARC ÉIREANN: EAGRÁN 42

The Industrial Parade and the Kennel Club Dog Show – the only place where a drink could be got.

FILM INFO: 4 minutes, 1960, Black and White

 

PROGRAMME 2:

SHAMROCK TIME IN IRELAND

Robert Monks and Louis Marcus’ exquisitely observed record of St. Patrick’s Day parades and other tourist attractions around the country.

FILM INFO: 25 minutes, 1971, Colour

Programme 1 and Programme 2 screen separately on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout March, with a double bill on Saturdays. Simply book your FREE seat by contacting the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 or emailing boxoffice@irishfilm.ie (given that events can sell out, please note that your emailed booking requests must be confirmed by reply email from the Box Office in order to be considered valid).

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