Irish classic ‘Darby O’Gill and the Little People’ is to be introduced by Irish director Jim Sheridan (Get Rich or Die Trying, In America, My Left Foot) at the IFI as the Irish Film Archive celebrates St Patrick’s Day.
Joining in on the St. Patrick’s Festival 2009 celebrations, the Irish Film Archive will present Disney’s ‘Darby O’Gill and the Little People’ (1959) starring Albert Sharpe, Jimmy O’Dea and a young Sean Connery in a tale of the fight of a crock of gold between an elderly caretaker and the King of the Leprechauns.
Film director Jim Sheridan is to introduce the film, which, he says, features “some of the best performances ever by Irish actors Jimmy O’Dea and Albert Sharpe”.
The film will screen at the IFI on Saturday 14th March 2009 at 5pm. Tickets can be booked by telephone on 01 679 3477 or online at www.ifi.ie.