IFI Tribute to Brian Guckian
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Written by: Mark Lyndon, London
Coyne, One of the programmers at the IFI,
gave a brief tribute to Brian as a former projectionist, staffer and
champion of 70mm.
The Irish Film Institute paid warm tribute
to Brian Guckian
who was well known as a leading champion of 70mm film
and worked as a projectionist there.
The screening of "Le Mans", dedicated to his memory, was well
attended by members of the Institute and visitors far and wide. The
screening took place on November 30th in Cinema 1 which has a seating
capacity of 258 of which 75% was occupied. The audience in total, numbered
The U.K. Delegates were Ben Wales with this writer and his wife Margaret. We
had flown for the occasion. We were all staying at the same hotel and
travelled to the Institute together. Having been suitably refreshed in a
nearby pub, we found the Institute after a careful search of the Temple Bar
district, one of the most beautifully preserved eighteenth century quarters
in the world.
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After the screening, we held a "wake" in old Irish tradition
with Nisan Greenige, the Head of Film at the Institute.
We were later given a tour of the all important projection
room, which enjoys facilities that are second to none.
Dubliners are fortunate to have such a great institution dedicated to
Film in the heart of their great city. 70mm film has lasted the course.
Brian played his part in bringing this about.
Long may his memory and legacy endure.
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