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Imagine Ireland Brings 14 Films to MOMA
05 May 2011 :
John Ford's 'The Quiet Man'
Fourteen Films Exploring Representations of Irish Identity in Cinema, curated by Gabriel Byrne will be presented by New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the Irish Film Institute as part of Imagine Ireland, Culture Ireland’s year of Irish arts in America 2011. The films screening include Lance Daly’s ‘Kisses’; Peter Mullan’s ‘The Magdalene Sisters’ and Sé Merry Doyle’s ‘Revisiting The Quiet Man’

The programme, curated by Cultural Ambassador for Ireland and Golden Globe winning actor Gabriel Byrne (In Treatment), will see screenings of fourteen Irish films that are seen to explore both contemporary and bygone Irish identity and culture. The event, entitled ‘Revisiting The Quiet Man: Ireland on Film’, will run from the 20th of May until the 3rd of June as part of the laregr Imagine Ireland initiative.

The exhibition will open with John Ford’s ‘The Quiet Man’ after which a discussion will be held with Gabriel Byrne and other special guests. The other Irish features showing over the course of the event include Ken Loach’s historical drama, ‘The Wind That Shakes the Barley’; Jim Sheridan’s gritty ‘In the Name of the Father’ which will be introduced by Sheridan; Peter Mullan’s ‘The Magdalene Sisters’; John Boorman’s ‘The Informer’; Steve McQueen’s Irish political drama, ‘Hunger’ which will be introduced by the film’s screen writer Enda Walsh and Dublin drama, ‘Kisses’ which will be presented by the film’s director Lance Daly.

Entry to each of the screenings in New York’s Museum of Modern Art is $10 for adults with $8 and $6 concession tickets also available. Imagine Ireland is a year-long season of Irish arts in America in 2011. It is an initiative of Culture Ireland and is funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport. www.imagineireland.gov.ie

  • ’Revisiting The Quiet Man: Ireland on Film’ Screening Schedule’

    Friday, May 20

    7:00pm - The Quiet Man. Followed by discussion with Gabriel Byrne and special guests.

    Saturday, May 21

    2:00pm - The Magdalene Sisters

    5:30pm - Dreaming the Quiet Man

    8:00pm - The Dead. Introduced by Dr. Luke Gibbons, The National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

    Sunday, May 22

    2:30pm - Dreaming the Quiet Man

    5:30pm - The Quiet Man

    Monday, May 23

    4:30pm - The Informer 8:00pm - This Other Eden

    Wednesday, May 25

    4:30pm - The Dead

    8:00pm - The Wind That Shakes the Barley

    Thursday, May 26

    4:30pm - The Magdalene Sisters

    8:00pm – Kisses. Introduced by Lance Daly.

    Friday, May 27

    4:30pm - The Wind That Shakes the Barley

    8:00pm - The Butcher Boy

    Saturday, May 28

    2:00pm - Darby O’Gill and the Little People. Introduced by Jim Sheridan.

    4:30 - In the Name of the Father. Introduced by Jim Sheridan

    8:00pm - Hunger. Introduced by Enda Walsh.

    Sunday, May 29

    2:30pm - Into the West. Introduced by Jim Sheridan.

    5:30pm - Darby O’Gill and the Little People.

    Monday, May 30

    4:30pm - Hunger

    8:00pm - In the Name of the Father

    Wednesday, June 1

    4:00pm - The Butcher Boy

    7:00pm - The Lad from Old Ireland. Musical accompaniment by Ben Model and Ivan Goff.

    Thursday, June 2

    4:00pm - This Other Eden

    7:00pm - The Informer

    Friday, June 3

    7:00pm - Kisses.

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