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“1916 The Rebellion”: streamed live from The National Concert Hall to BAFTA London

The World Premiere screening of "1916 The Rebellion" will take place at the National Concert Hall Dublin on Weds 16th March, 2016. Hosted by Liam Neeson, this gala event will be beamed live to cinemas around the world to coincide with international visits of Irish Government Ministers to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

Irish Film London is delighted to announce that we will be running the live London stream of this event at the Princess Anne cinema at BAFTA, Piccadilly in collaboration with the Embassy of Ireland Great Britain. 

Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA, London

Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA, London

This specially commissioned documentary will be screened in Dublin in front of an invited audience of 1200 in the National Concert Hall with the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins being the guest of honour. The Army band will also be part of the event. This Gala premiere is a key part of the Government’s 1916 Centenary celebrations, and the most significant event for the Irish Diaspora.

National Concert Hall, Dublin

National Concert Hall, Dublin

The host in Dublin for the evening will be Liam Neeson, the narrator of the documentary. The original score, composed by Patrick and Frank Cassidy, will be performed live by the RTE Concert Orchestra.

Our London event will include footage of the entire Dublin gala, from the red carpet arrivals, live musical performance, through the documentary, to the final sign-off. 

This will be run on an invite-only basis, but we welcome expressions of interest as we hope to be able to make a small number of tickets available.

More about the film: 

An initiative of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame, the film tells the story of the 1916 Easter Rising in a comprehensive way and places these events in their proper historical, political and cultural context as the precursor to an independent Irish state and to the disintegration of colonial empires. 

Watch the trailer here: 

The film is part of a wider series, which hopes to broaden public understanding of the historical interconnections between the United States, Ireland and Britain, connections that continue to have significance up to and including the recent Irish peace process. The intention behind this series is to bring serious history to a wide audience and, to this end international contributors of the highest calibre have been assembled for this project. 

The series itself will be broadcast to coincide with the centenary of the Easter Rising in 2016. It will be presented by WTTW (Chicago) and screened by PBS across the USA and by RTÉ in Ireland.

Produced by one of Ireland’s leading production companies, COCO Television, with Chicago based Emmy award winning executive producers Siskel Jacobs, it is directed by award winning Irish film-makers Pat Collins and Ruán Magan.


Check out the global diaspora plans for the 1916 centenary here:

For more information on other projects at home and abroad focused on the 1916 centenary, visit www.ireland.ie