ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME: PROGRAMME 2

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Join us for FREE screenings of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive (see calendar for dates and times). Simply collect your tickets at the IFI Box Office. 

This month: more nostalgic snapshots of Ireland (some more accurate than others…)

PROGRAMME 2: GLIMPSES OF ERIN
Though full of Blarney and some distortion (“Galway is a thriving little town in the south of Ireland”), this cinema short is notable for its portraits of noble Irish peasants.
FILM INFO: 8 minutes, 1934, Black and White

IRELAND: A NEW LOOK AT THE EMERALD ISLE
This educational film for American schoolchildren is both facile and inaccurate. The voice-over asserts: “The port city of Galway lies on the northeast coast” and “Ireland cannot import fuel because of its farm economy”. Prepare to be bemused.
FILM INFO: 18 minutes, 1967, Colour

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