Join us for free screenings of films from the IFI Irish Film Archive (please see calendar for dates and times). Simply collect your FREE tickets at the IFI Box Office when visiting.
As we prepare for Obama’s flying visit to Ireland, this month’s screenings remind us of two earlier U.S. Presidential visits.
PROGRAMME 1: THE COLUMBAN FATHERS PRESENT: PRESIDENT KENNEDY IN IRELAND
This is the only professional colour film of President Kennedy’s visit to Ireland in the summer of 1963. Kennedy was the first U.S. President to visit an independent Ireland and his visit was greeted with a joyful display of national pride at the homecoming of a cherished son. This film records his speeches and captures the spirit of the visit in Dublin, Cork and Galway.
FILM INFO: 25 minutes, 1963, Colour