Screening Irish History, Edinburgh

7th February

The Edinburgh Filmhouse Cinema and University of Edinburgh School of History, Classics and Archaeology present an Irish History Season. Secret Histories explores the dark and troubling aspects of Irish life. From institutional abuse in Magdalene homes to the forced deportation of the revolutionary Jimmy Gralton in 1933, this series reveals Irish history in imaginative, provocative and controversial ways. The series includes John Ford’s 1935 classic The Informer, and the Scottish premiere of A Terrible Beauty, about the 1916 Rising. Each of the four films will be followed by a Q&A with filmmakers, critics and experts. The titles are The Magadelene Sisters (35mm print on loan from the IFI Irish Film Archive), Jimmy’s Hall, The Informer and A Terrible Beauty.

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