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SPRING 2012

IAC Film Series Spring 2012

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 22 | 7 pm
One Hundred Mornings
2009, 85 minutes

Written and Directed by Conor Horgan

NYT Critics’ Pick

What would you do if society suddenly collapsed?

Set in a world upended by a complete breakdown of society, two couples hide out in a lakeside cabin hoping to survive the crisis. As resources run low and external threats increase, they forge an uneasy alliance with their self-sufficient hippie neighbor. With no news from the outside world they don’t know how long they must endure living in such close quarters, and with such limited supplies.

Please note film includes some adult content 

Admission: $10 general / $8 member

Free for Sponsor ($125) members and higher

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One Hundred Mornings Trailer

 


An Artist Talk Back and Discussion will follow the film

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 21 | 7 pm
The Bass Player: A Song for Dad
2009, 62 minutes

Written and Directed by Niall McKay

“Masterfully Told.” –THE IRISH TIMES

Emmy-winning filmmaker Niall McKay's charming and witty homage to his father takes us on a journey from the depth of depression to the heights of new beginnings, marriage proposals, and homecomings. The story explores Niall’s relationship with his father Jim, a bass playing jazz musician, who in the 1970s raised his two young sons on his own in Dublin. Masterfully told, beautifully shot, and scored by Jim’s jazz music, The Bass Player questions what it means to be a son, a husband and a father.

Artist Talk Back & Performance

After the film, join us for live music performed by The Bass Player Jim McKay, jazz guitarist Dave O'Rourke and drummer Dave Mason plus a talk back with filmmaker Niall McKay. 

Admission: $10 general / $8 member

Free for Sponsor ($125) members and higher

Purchase an IAC Film Series Season Pass and enjoy one (1) ticket to each of the exciting film offerings, panel discussions and talk backs this spring for only $32, a 20% savings.

If you need assistance placing your order, call 866-811-4111.

The Bass Player: A Song for Dad Trailer

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, April 17 | 7 pm
Book Smugglers
2010, 73 minutes

Written and Directed by Jeremiah Cullinane

NY Premiere

An Irish language poet travels to Lithuania to tell the story of the 19th century book smugglers, who risked their lives to protect their language against Russification by smuggling books, newspapers and magazines into the country from Prussia and distributing them along clandestine networks. In doing so, the poet is forced to reflect on the decline of his own language, and the relationship between the language we speak and our national and personal identity.

A Panel Discussion:
Cultural Preservation: Language 

Moderator:  

Roslyn Blyn-LaDrew, Ph.D., Irish Language Lecturer at UPenn

Panelists:  

Muireann Ní Chuív, IAC Language Instructor

Melisa Annis, Artistic Director of Five Thousand Mile Theater and fluent Welsh speaker

Charles Kergaravat, President of the Breton Society of NY 

Nemira Gasiunas, Ph.D. Philosophy Student and fluent Lithuanian speaker

Daithí Mac Lochlainn, NY Irish Language Book Club and fluent Irish Language speaker

 

Book Smugglers recently won the Silver Crane Award for Best Cinematography in the 2011 Lithuanian National Film & Television Awards.

* Please note the film is in Lithuanian, Irish and English with English subtitles

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Book Smugglers Trailer


 

 

 

 

Wednesday, May 23 | 7 pm
32A
2007, 89 minutes
Written and Directed by Marian Quinn

“Utterly charming coming-of-age drama, Irish audiences will revel in the spot on recreation of 70s Dublin” –THE IRISH TIMES

13-year-old Maeve Brennan is trying to make sense of everything all at once – bodies, boys, friendships and family. After casting many envious glances at other women’s busts (even the nuns’), Maeve finally gets her first bra, size 32A, but no one expects her to get the local heartthrob. Marian Quinn’s coming-of-age comedy drama has multiple awards under its belt and features Aidan Quinn and Jared Harris.

Admission: $10 general / $8 member

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32A Trailer

 


CRAIC GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL

in partnership with BeLonG To and Irish Arts Center

Friday, June 22 | Reception 6:30-8:00pm | Film 8:00-9:30pm

The CGLFF is a 1-night festival of films by Irish Gay & Lesbian filmmakers based in the New York City area and award winning short films from Ireland. The program will be a combination of short documentaries and live action comedy shorts.

Special guests: Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Dominic Hannigan TD

BeLonG To is an organisation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) young people, aged between 14 and 23

Reception by Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey

Admission: FREE
Suggested $15 donation at the door

For further information contact 646-549-1349 or www.Thecraicfest.com

 


FALL 2011


IAC

Please join us after the film for a Cupcake Reception.

 

 

Cup Cake

Tuesday, December 13 | 7 pm
2010, 86 minutes

Directed by Colin McIvor

A 23-year-old man, who lives in a world of robots, gadgets and bad cakes discovers the importance of keeping a promise to his family and following his heart. 

P.J. inherits his family’s bakery, Cup Cake, following the disappearance of his parents; trouble is he’s not quite a natural baker. With the help of his slightly dysfunctional friends and his foreign love interest, Gala, he manages to revive Cup Cake and return it to its former glory. 

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Build Something Modern

 

Tuesday, November 15 | 7 pm
2011, 70 minutes

Directed by Nicky Gogan and Paul Rowley

Build Something Modern tells the story of a hidden canon of Irish architecture; groundbreaking young architects who pushed the boundaries with surprisingly little recognition at home. From the 1950s to the 1970s, adventurous architects, eager to be among the first Irish modernists, travelled to Africa for excitement and creative freedom. They designed hospitals, schools and churches and were commissioned by Catholic missionaries. 

Build Something Modern is a touching and revealing film about people and the special relationship they have with the things they created.

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IFNYIRISH FILM NEW YORK
presents

A Contemporary Film Series featuring six of Ireland's best feature films

IFNY

Friday, September 30 - October 2

Cantor Film Center
36 East 8th Street
(East of University Place)


The very best in contemporary Irish cinema comes to New York with a special three-day screening series featuring filmmaker Q&As, panel discussions, and filmmaker receptions. Films include Knuckle, a visceral look at bare-knuckle boxing among the Irish Traveller community; the Galway Film Fleadh-winning feature Parked, a story of friendship, hope, and perseverance between two 'neighbors' living in their cars, starring Colm Meaney; and The Runway, where the citizens of County Cork come to the aid of a South American pilot who has crash landed in their town. All three films are up for limited release in the United States in the forthcoming months. The event is co-presented by NYU's Glucksman Ireland House and funded by Culture Ireland, the Irish Film Board, the Irish Film Institute, and Moet Hennessy USA. Part of Imagine Ireland: a year-long season of contemporary Irish arts in the US in 2011, an initiative of Culture Ireland. See irishfilmnyc.com for showtimes, tickets, and trailers.

Watch film trailers here.

Admission: $12 general / $10 members and students with valid ID
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Meet the filmmakers and enjoy a live seisúin after the film.

Beautiful People

Thursday, October 6 | 7 pm
2010, 67 minutes

Directed by Elzbieta Szoka

The documentary Beautiful People captures the spirit, passion and commitment of ten members of the longest running traditional Irish music group in New York City. Every Tuesday night, they look to explore the binding element that brings them all together for this common interest at Dempsey’s Pub, located on Second Avenue in Manhattan’s East Village.

Admission: $10 general / $8 member
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IAC FILM SERIES 2011

IACTuesday, February 15 | 7 pm

Nothing Personal

2010, 85 min

Written and Directed by Urszula Antoniak

Nothing Personal tells the story of a young Dutch woman–a vagabond by choice–and an older solitary Irish man. When he proposes that she work for him in exchange for food, she agrees under one condition: no personal contact, no questions. Who will be the first one to break the deal? Nothing Personal is Urszula Antoniak’s debut film and is a touching character study about solitude, freedom and togetherness. 

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IACTuesday, March 22 | 7 pm

My Brothers

2010, 90 min

Written by William Collins

Directed by Paul Fraser

My Brothers, winner of the Critics Choice Award at Capital Irish Film Festival,tells the story of three young brothers, set to win a watch for their dying father from an arcade in Ballybunnion. Beginning their expedition with the theft of a bread van, My Brothers, Paul Fraser’s debut film, is a moving journey about family, life, and preparing for impending death. 

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IACTuesday, April 19 | 7 pm

The Beholder

2010, 52 minutes

Directed by Conor Horgan

The Beholder is a documentary film about portraiture and explores three of Ireland’s most notable painters at work: Brian Maguire, James Hanley, and Mick O’Dea. Through each painter, the film examines the importance of the painted portrait as an emblem of power and prestige, as a political act, and as memorial.

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IACTuesday, May 17 | 7 pm

Snap

2010, 90 min

Written and Directed by Carmel Winters

Fifteen-year-old Stephen kidnapped a toddler from the park for five days. His estranged mother must piece together what happened three years later. While she tells their story to a documentary camera; Stephen tells the camera something altogether different about their family. Featured in the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival, Snap examines how characters are viewed through the technological lens of a camera and the quest to see their family’s likeness and faults through their own eyes. 

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IAC FILM SERIES 2010

IACTuesday, September 21 | 8 pm

A Prayer for the Wind Horse
2010, 75 minutes
Directed and Filmed by John Murray

The Wind Horse is a mythical Tibetan creature that combines the power of the wind and the strength of the horse to carry prayers from Earth to the Gods.  Every year, it is called on by villagers living on the Tibet-Nepal border to give them the courage and stamina to undertake a journey through some of the wildest terrain in the Himalayas.  Filmmaker John Murray follows one man, Kharma Tshering, as he guides his wife and children on a race against time and climate as they leave their mountain home before the winter snows cut them off without enough food to survive until spring.

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IACTuesday, October 19 | 8 pm

The Man Who Shot Beckett
2008, 80 minutes
Directed by David Bickley

From Soho in London to St Germain du Pres in Paris, and on to Athy, County Kildare, The Man Who Shot Beckett charts the remarkable artistic journey of acclaimed Irish photographer John Minihan, and the surprising friendship that blossomed with Nobel laureate Samuel Beckett. The Man Who Shot Beckett is both an intimate portrait of one of our greatest photographers, and the intriguing story behind two of the twentieth century’s great photographic bodies of work.

To Love Two Countries
John Minihan’s iconic portraits of Samuel Beckett were exhibited at IAC in 2006. We are proud to be working with John again on the development of To Love Two Countries, a photographic study  of the Irish who immigrated to the United States in the early half of the twentieth century. This moving exhibition of black and white photographs opened in the IAC gallery in July 2008 and is now traveling to the communities in which its subjects live.

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IACTuesday, January 25 | 7 pm

If You Like It Then You Should Be Able To Put A Ring On It
2010, 15 min
Directed by Cara Holmes and Ciara Kennedy

Stand Up: My Best Friend
2010, 40 min
Directed by Maurice Linnane

If You Like It Then You Should Be Able To Put A Ring On It provides a brief introduction to the Civil Marriage campaign in Ireland.  Through interviews with Irish couples and representatives from marriage rights organizations, the film sensitively introduces the different strains of the movement while placing the campaign in the context of gay rights movements internationally.

Stand Up: My Best Friend presents a series of interviews with Irish lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people and their straight best friends and family. Produced by BeLonGTo Youth Services, an Irish national youth service organization for LGBT young people, and Long Grass Productions.

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Irish Arts Center Film Series Spring 2010

LibertiesThe Liberties
2009, 78 min.

Tuesday, February 23 | 8:00 pm

The film equivalent of a portrait gallery, The Liberties is a series of twelve beautifully crafted short films, each focusing on a different character in Dublin’s inner-city: the man who raised seven daughters in a two bedroom flat; the stone sculptor set to retire after sixty years; evangelical church bingo; and the Oscar-winning actress who would live nowhere else. 

Directed by Tom Burke and Shane Hogan

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Hebrew LessonA Tribute to Milo O’Shea
With a special screening of The Hebrew Lesson,
1972, 30 min.

Tuesday, March 23 | 7:00 pm

Reception to follow

Irish Arts Center honors beloved Irish actor Milo O’Shea in a special evening reception and screening of his 1972 short The Hebrew Lesson, based on the play by Wolf Mankowitz.  Throughout his distinguished career O’Shea has appeared in film, television, and stage productions including Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet (1968), television’s The West Wing, and a 1994 Broadway revival of Brian Friel’s Philadelphia, Here I Come.

Directed by Wolf Mankowitz

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Keltic DreamsA Bronx Dream
2008, 40 min.

Tuesday, April 20 | 8:00 pm

An uplifting documentary chronicling thirty-two students from P.S. 59 in the Bronx who learned Irish dance from their Dublin-born teacher, Caroline Duggan.  Narrated by troupe-member Diamond Walker, A Bronx Dream follows the students and their families on a journey of discovery and inspiration that leads them from one of the most impoverished areas of New York City to a special performance in the home of Irish President Mary McAleese.  All proceeds from the evening will benefit Keltic Dreams.

Directed by Joanne McGrath

Admission: All tickets $20
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SpiritSpirit of the Marathon
2009, 44 min.

Tuesday, May 18 | 8:00 pm

From three-time Academy Award winning filmmaker Mark Jonathan Harris and director/marathoner Jon Dunham comes the first-ever non-fiction feature to capture the drama of the famed 26.2 mile running event. Filmed on four continents, Spirit of the Marathon brings together a diverse cast of amateur athletes and marathon luminaries as six runners train for the Chicago Marathon.  Featured in the 2009 Dingle Film Festival.

Directed by Jon Durham

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Hotel RwandaCinemagic New York
Hotel Rwanda

Saturday, February 27 | 1 pm

Together with Cinemagic, Irish Arts Center presents a special free screening of Terry George’s Oscar nominated film Hotel Rwanda (2004), starring Don Cheadle in the true-life story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.

Admission free
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For reservations please contact Jen Browne at 212.757.3318 ext. 202 or jen@irishartscenter.org

 

FALL 2009 FILM SERIES

Admission: $10 general sale/ $8 members.
Tickets on sale soon

IAC members at all levels may book directly through Irish Arts Center and avoid ticket processing fees.  Call 212-757-3318 ext. 204 from 10 - 6 Monday through Friday. 

New This Fall!  Free Admission to all Film Series events and Sundays at Seven for IAC Sponsor level ($125) members and up! Call Sydney Snyder at 212 757 3318 ext 204 to reserve.

Ronnie DrewRonnie Drew: September Song
Produced by Oscar-nominated Noel Pearson
Directed by
Sinead O'Brien

Monday, September 21 | 8:00 pm
Running time: 55 minutes

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With the founding of his revolutionary folk band, The Dubliners in 1962, Ronnie Drew has become synonymous with his native Dublin. September Song (2008) is an intimate portrayal of the legendary singer in which he recalls growing up in his granny's house in Dun Laoghaire, the founding of The Dubliners in O'Donoghue's pub on Merrion Row, his days of touring the world, the poignant loss of his wife of forty years, and his own battle with cancer.

Featuring interviews with son Phelim, daughter Cliodhna and friends and fans Bono, Billy Connolly and Damien Dempsey.

Malcolm McdowellRed Roses & Petrol
Produced by Georgeanne Aldrich Heller
Directed by Tamar Simon Hoffs

Monday, October 19 | 8:00 pm
Running time: 97 minutes

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Based on Joesph O’Connor’s darkly comic play of the same title, Red Roses and Petrol (2003) explores the complex web of emotions that surface when a Dublin family reunites for their father’s funeral.  Starring Golden Globe nominated actor Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange).

GarageGarage
Directed by Lenny Abrahamson
Written by Mark O’Halloran
(Adam & Paul)

Tuesday, November 17 | 8:00 pm
Running time: 85 minutes

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Winner, Essai Cinema Prize at Cannes Film Festival and Best Film Prize at Turin Film Festival

Pat Shortt is a revelation. — Irish Times

Josie (Pat Shortt) has spent 20 years as the caretaker of a crumbling petrol station in a small town Ireland. Despite loneliness and the fact that his neighbors treat him as a figure of fun, he’s always good natured, absurdly optimistic and, in his own peculiar way, happy. Garage (2007) is the story of Josie’s hapless search for intimacy over the course of a summer that sees his little niche threatened and his life changed for ever. Written and directed by Mark O'Halloran and Lenny Abrahamson, the team behind the black comedy Adam and Paul .

 

Film SeriesFilm Series Returns!


Admission: $10 General Sale/ $8 Members

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From Jim Sheridan and Terry George to Gabriel Byrne and Liam Neeson, over our thirty-six year history, the Irish Arts Center has been a creative home to some of Ireland and America’s film greats.  We are proud to build on that tradition in 2009 with our monthly film series in the intimate Donaghy Theatre, offering you a chance to see hard-to-find screen gems we know you will love. 

Irish Arts Center Film Series Spring 2009 Schedule

Admission: $10 General Sale/ $8Members

Tuesday, January 27 – 8 pm
Memory Brings Us Back: Irish Stories of Farewells and Fortunes (2008) This film by Derek Woods is the follow-up to While Mem’ry Brings Us Back Again, a 2006 book detailing the lives of older Irish immigrants living in America. Produced by the Aisling Irish Community Center in Yonkers.  Memory Brings Us Back tells the stories of ten men and women who came to America between 1929 and 1965. With music by Joanie Madden and Cherish the Ladies. Admission: $10 General Sale/ $8 Members Click here or call 212.868.4444 to book now!

Tuesday, February 24 – 8 pm
Dambé: The Mali Project (2008) Director Dearbhla Glynn takes viewers on a musical journey to the heart of Africa with acclaimed Irish musicians Liam O’Maonlaí (The Hothouse Flowers) and Paddy Keenan (The Bothy Band) as they travel thousands of miles through Mali, West Africa. Along their journey they meet and collaborate with musicians ranging from Grammy award winners to nomadic herders.  The film culminates in a unique performance at the world’s most remote music festival – ‘Festival au Desert’. Admission: $10 General Sale/ $8 Members Click here or call 212.868.4444 to book now!

Tuesday, March 24 – 8 pm
Ceolchuairt (2008) In this Irish-language film project, director Paddy Hayes delves into the links between Irish music and dance and the traditions of cultures as far-flung as India, Norway, Bulgaria, Senegal, Harlem, and the Basque region of Spain.  Join us for a selection of these fascinating explorations of music as the ultimate global connector.Admission: $10 General Sale/ $8 Members Click here or call 212.868.4444 to book now!

Tuesday, April 21 – 8 pm
Grandpa… Speak to Me in Russian (2007 ) In this docudrama, director Louis Lentin reconstructs the life of his Jewish grandfather, Kalman Solomon Lentin, who arrived in Ireland at the age of fourteen in the mid-1890s from the small Lithuanian shtetl of Zhidik.  One of thousands who fled a repressive Russian regime, Kalman was one of very few who made their new home in Ireland.  In this film, his grandson investigates Kalman’s past, traveling to Lithuania to discover his family’s roots  A wonderful follow up to last season’s acclaimed Shalom Ireland, by Valerie Lapin Ganley, this film tells the story of a relatively unknown path within the larger Jewish diaspora. Admission: $10 General Sale/ $8 Members Click here or call 212.868.4444 to book now!

Tuesday, May 19 – 8 pm
Fighting Irishmen: A Celebration in Film We are proud to commemorate the opening of our exhibition Fighting Irishmen: A Celebration of the Celtic Warrior at the Ulster American Folk Park (Omagh) with a special night of films in New York.  First, the BBC special on the exhibition, curated by James J. Houlihan, which tells the story of Irish immigration to America through the sport of boxing.  Followed by An Troid Fhuilteach (A Bloody Canvas) (2007), Andrew Gallimore’s account of the 1923 boxing world championship fight in Dublin, in which a Senegalese heavyweight champion and a journeyman boxer from Clare met in the ring.  Set against the backdrop of the Irish Civil War, the fight was a sensation attracting the attention of the world’s sporting press.  But the story behind it, and its impact on the newly formed Irish Free State, is more fascinating still.  Revisit this unknown chapter in Irish history, and the excitement and political turmoil that underscored it. Admission: $10 General Sale/ $8 Members Click here or call 212.868.4444 to book now!

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Shalom Ireland

SHALOM IRELAND
A Documentary Film by Valerie Lapin Ganley


Los Angeles Irish Film Festival | The Jewish Experience | Saturday, October 4
Double Feature:  Shalom Ireland and Grandpa... Speak To Me In Russian
Followed by Q & A by filmmakers Valerie Lapin Ganley and Louis Lentin
The Clarity Theatre, Beverly Hills, CA
For further information visit www.lairishfilm.com or call 323.788.7744

Cork Festival of Jewish Culture | October 18 – 19, 2008
University College Cork
For further information contact: corkjewishfestival@gmail.com or call 086 3037623

Following our sold out presentation last fall, the award-winning documentary Shalom Ireland plays the L.A. Irish Film Festival and the Cork Festival of Jewish Culture, both in October. Shalom Ireland chronicles the history of Irish Jewry, from IRA gun running during Ireland’s War of Independence, to efforts to help fellow Jews escape the Holocaust, to the election of the first Jewish Lord Mayor of Dublin, Robert Briscoe. Don’t miss this fascinating, little known chapter in Irish history.

Click here for the film's website.

More about the film:

From shopping at Erlich's kosher butcher shop on Clanbrassil Street, in the heart of Dublin’s "Little Jerusalem," to worshipping at Adelaide Road, the nation’s oldest synagogue, Ireland’s small, yet devout community of Irish Jews has carried on religious customs for hundreds of years.

During the late nineteenth century  Eastern European Jews fled to Ireland to escape the religious persecution of the Tsars. They settled in Dublin, Waterford, Cork, Limerick, Derry and Belfast, and Ireland’s Jewish communities quickly grew as immigrants and their children made tremendous contributions to Irish societyShalom Ireland tells the story of how Irish Jews participated in both the struggle for freedom in Ireland and the effort to create the state of Israel, looks at how World War II and the Holocaust impacted the Irish people and examines whether anti-Semitism took root in Ireland. 

The country's Jewish population reached its peak after World War II, when there were about 5,500 Jewish people living in the country. The poor economic conditions that have long drained Ireland of its most precious resource—her people—have hit the Jewish community particularly hard. Recent efforts by Irish Jews to revitalize their community are bearing fruit: the recent Irish Census revealed that the country’s Jewish population has increased to nearly 1,800. Shalom Ireland documents the efforts of Irish Jews to honor their heritage and preserve their traditions for coming generations

Shalom Ireland was produced, directed and written by San Francisco Bay Area filmmaker Valerie Lapin Ganley, who won two Emmy Awards for her work on “Bay Window,” a show on San Fancisco’s PBS station WQED TV.  The film, which is Ms. Lapin Ganley’s feature-length directorial debut, was inspired by her discovery that her great-grandparents were the first Jewish
couple married in Waterford, Ireland.

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Irish Arts Center Film Series
absolutely irishSPECIAL PREMIERE ENGAGEMENT
Absolutely Irish!

March 5 – 15
Wednesday – Friday 8:00pm
Saturday
2:00pm and 8:00pm

$12 

 

An all-star concert film and documentary featuring performances by the world’s leading traditional Irish musicians, filmed live at the Irish Arts Center

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Irish Arts Center Film Series

Irish Arts Center
in association with

Temple Israel of the City of New York
The Jewish Center of Teaneck
Irish American Cultural Institute

presents

Shalom IrelandSHALOM IRELAND
A Documentary Film by Valerie Lapin Ganley

Saturday March 15 and Thursday, March 20

 

 

Following our sold out presentation last fall, we are proud to join with Temple Israel of the City of New York, the Jewish Center of Teaneck, and the Irish American Cultural Institute, in presenting two return engagements of Shalom Ireland

Saturday, March 15th – 8 PM
Reel Judaism Series: "Celtic and Kosher"

The Jewish Center of Teaneck (in association with the Irish American Cultural Institute)
70 Sterling Place, Teaneck, NJ
For more information call (201) 833-0515

Thursday March 20th – 7:30 PM*
An Irish Purim Evening

Temple Israel of the City of New York
112 East 75th Street
* Irish Dinner & Purim hamantashen at 6:30 p.m
RSVP for dinner (212) 249-5000
www.templeisraelnyc.org

This award-winning documentary chronicles the history of Irish Jewry, from IRA gun running during Ireland’s War of Independence, to efforts to help fellow Jews escape the Holocaust, to the election of the first Jewish Lord Mayor of Dublin, Robert Briscoe. Don’t miss this fascinating, little known chapter in Irish history. Click here for the film's website.

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Alen MacWeeneyTravellers
Documentary Film Screening


February 26th at 7:00 PM

$10 General Sale

In 1999, over 30 years after he took his celebrated photographs of an Irish travelling community or Travellers, Alen MacWeeney makes a journey of discovery into the past to try to meet his subjects again. This fascinating documentary is a journey of discovery for both Alen and his subjects as he shares his photographs and recordings for their delight, and also uses his work as clues to
shape the present.

 

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