Irish Film Institute -THE SATURDAY SERIAL: STAR WARS – THE SKYWALKER SAGA

THE SATURDAY SERIAL: STAR WARS – THE SKYWALKER SAGA

For what we believe will be the first time in Ireland, all nine episodes of the Skywalker Saga will return to the big screen at the IFI as part of our Saturday Serial strand, showing in weekly instalments beginning on August 31st. It is hard to overstate the cultural impact of George Lucas’s creation. On release, the original trilogy, at least in part inspired by older cinematic serials such as the Flash Gordon series, set a new standard in the emerging world of ‘blockbuster’ cinema, reinventing the idea of the franchise for the medium, and capturing the imagination of an entire generation in the way that little, if anything, has since. In the close to five decades since the appearance of A New Hope, the prequels and sequels, as well as a raft of spin-off titles for both the big and small screen, have kept the universe Lucas imagined in such detail to the fore of fandom for acolytes both old and new. We look forward to welcoming audiences to enjoy this rare opportunity to see all nine episodes on the big screen, particularly those who will do so for the first time.

August 31 – Episode I: The Phantom Menace

September 7 – Episode II: Attack Of The Clones

September 14 – Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith

September 21 – Episode IV: A New Hope (Special Edition)

September 28 – Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (Special Edition)

October 5 – Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi (Special Edition)

October 12 – Episode VII: The Force Awakens

October 19 – Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

October 26 – Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker

All films screen at 11am.

Notes by Kevin Coyne


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