Black and White and Collar Films

An illustrated lecture by Sunniva O’Flynn, Curator of the Irish Film Archive, on the particularly Irish phenomenon of amateur and professional film-making clergy. The talk will explore patterns of clerical production throughout Ireland from the 1930s to the 1970s; early responses of the Catholic Church to cinema, and the role of Archbishop John Charles McQuaid in establishing the National Film Institute and the Radharc Production unit. Extracts will be screened from several collections held by the Irish Film Archive.

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