It has been 20 years since Neil Jordan's modern epic Michael Collins appeared in Irish cinemas and in the year of that anniversary, and the centenary of the 1916 Rising, it's the perfect time to celebrate with a reunion.
The film will be screening in a newly remastered digital print at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival on Saturday the 20th of February with Jordan in attendance, and they want to include the people who helped to make it happen. More than 4000 extras answered the call during shooting around Dublin city in 1995 and now they can share their stories and images as part of a large scale living history project which will give us a behind the scenes look at the massive movie undertaking.
Writer / Director Neil Jordan commented "We had to do everything for real on Michael Collins, since it was made twenty years ago, before CGI became the norm. I would like to thank the people of Dublin, the City of Dublin and Warner Bros., for their unique co-operation, without which it wouldn’t have been possible."
There will also be a chance to attend a special reunion event in Dublin hosted by the film’s producer Redmond Morris on February 20th followed by the 20th Anniversary Premiere of the film as part of ADIFF, attended by Writer / Director Neil Jordan and cinematographer Chris Menges.
To enter, send your Michael Collins Extra experience story to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @DublinFilmFest #ADIFF16 #MichaelCollins20. If you have images you are happy to share, do include them.
Michael Collins screens on the 20th of February, click here for tickets.
The film is also being re released across Ireland in cinemas in a new digital print on March 18th and will be available on blu ray for the first time with a new commentary by Neil Jordan on the 4th of March 2016.