The Irish in Film – Fairfield University, USA

October 5th – 22nd

The Fairfield University Irish Studies Program will host a special Irish Filmmaker Festival in October 2014, bringing several noted Irish producers, directors and writers to campus to introduce and discuss their films.
The films will be shown at 7 p.m. on four successive Wednesdays in October in the University’s DiMenna-Nyselius Library Multimedia Room. They are free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.
“We are excited to bring such a talented and heralded line-up of producers and directors from Ireland to Fairfield,” said Nels Pearson, Ph.D., director of the Irish Studies Program. “Gilsenan, Doolan, McCann and Montague represent some of the finest work in contemporary Irish cinema and television. For students, faculty, staff, and community members, this will be a rare opportunity: not only do we get to attend exclusive screenings of recent films and pilots by these artists, but we can also join them in discussions of their works, Irish cinema and television, and Irish history, society, and politics.”

The scheduled is as follows:
• October 1: Kevin McCann’s “The Boys of St. Columb’s”
• October 8: Lelia Doolan’s “Bernadette: A Political Journey”
• October 15: Connor Montague’s “Who Needs Enemies”
• October 22: Alan Gilsenan’s “Eliza Lynch: The Queen of Paraguay”

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