Sunday 4 December 2016

Were you an extra on Michael Collins? ADIFF organising 20th anniversary reunion

Published 10/02/2016 | 12:45

Neil Jordan on the set of Michael Collins in Dublin 1995
Neil Jordan on the set of Michael Collins in Dublin 1995

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Neil Jordan's film Michael Collins and the Audi Dublin International Film Festival is calling on extras featured in the movie to gather for a reunion.

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ADIFF asks extras  to submit their stories of the set for a chance to take part in the event on February 20 in Dublin.

Over 400 extras featured in key scenes from the movie, which was filmed at various city landmarks in the capital in 1995.

The film starred Liam Neeson, Julia Roberts, Alan Rickman, Aidan Quinn, Stephen Rae and many other Irish actors and actresses and is the biggest Irish film ever at the Irish box office.

The call is part of a living history project and a celebration of the role many Irish citizens had in making the film.

The special reunion event takes place on February 20th and will be attended by the film's producer Redmond Morris.

A special 20th anniversary screening of the film, as part of ADIFF, will take place afterwards with writer/director Neil Jordan and cinematographer Chris Menges in attendance.

Extras interested in attending can submit their story to industry@diff.ie including any photos they're happy to share.

Entries can also be tweed using @DublinFilmFest #ADIFF16 #MichaelCollins20.

The film will be available to buy on Blu Ray from March 20 in a 20th anniversary edition re-mastered with a new specially recorded intro and commentary by Jordan.

The film will also be re-released nationwide from Arch 18th.

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