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IRELAND ON SUNDAY: MEN OF ARLINGTON

Director: Enda Hughes

70 minutes| 2011| Colour


Ireland on Sunday is our monthly showcase for new Irish Film.

This month we are pleased to present a powerful new documentary by award-winning filmmaker Enda Hughes. The long-term residents of Arlington House are Irish men who went to Britain to seek a better life, but lost themselves along the way. Fleeing poverty, oppression and family expectations, they left behind their native Ireland but it never let go of them. Men of Arlington weaves the stories of current and former residents in a vivid and evocative portrait of emigration, displacement and alcoholism. Threaded through these deeply personal narratives is the 100-year history of Arlington House, which is said to have been home to more Irish men than any other building in the world. More than two years in the making, with unprecedented access to residents and staff, it is a story told in an observational style, with great dignity and humanity.

Awarded Best Irish Documentary by Dublin Film Critics Circle at JDIFF 2011.

Enda Hughes will participate in a post-screening Q&A.

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