IFTN in association with John Ford Ireland is delighted to offer readers the chance to win tickets to the Opening night of the John Ford Ireland Film Symposium - the Irish premiere of John Ford's epic masterpiece THE IRON HORSE, Thursday June 7th at the National Concert Hall, with live musical accompaniment from US composer Christopher Caliendo and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.
COMPETITION: WIN TICKETS TO THE IRON HORSE - IRISH PREMIERE & OPENING NIGHT OF THE JOHN FORD IRELAND FILM SYMPOSIUM
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US composer Christopher Caliendo performs his award winning score for the very first time in Ireland with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra at this spectacular film and musical event.
John Ford’s The Iron Horse charts a major touchstone in US history - the building of the transcontinental railroad that would join Eastern and Western Coasts of America. Ford captures the grandeur and scale of the endeavour from Indian raids to the driving of the golden spike at Promontory Summit. Yet throughout, Ford finds time to recognise those immigrants who were a crucial component of this massive feat. Produced over three years with 5,000 cast, crew and extras, The Iron Horse belongs on the cinema screen.
This universally acclaimed film is a showpiece of Ford’s early epic style that culminated in classics such as the The Searchers and The Quiet Man, and solidified Irish-American director’s reputation as one of the world’s leading visionaries in motion picture history.
Starring heartthrob of his day George O’Brien (Sunrise), The Iron Horse has drama, tragedy, romance, and an epic scale that will be a joy to experience.
To be in with a chance to win tickets to this fantastic screening and live musical performance - just follow these simple steps:
2. Answer this simple question:
Who directed The Iron Horse?
a) Steven Spielberg
b) John Ford
c) Jim Sheridan
Send your answer, name and contact telephone number to email@example.com
Competition closes 9pm Weds 6 June.
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John Ford Ireland website
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Competition prize includes two season passes only. Does not include travel or accommodation.
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