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What Would You Like to See Next Year?

In Uncategorized on March 28, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Add your suggestions in the comments and we can begin to plan next year’s film festival together. I’ll convert your comments to posts and we can begin the discussion.

Irish Short Cuts – On the Lighter Side

In Uncategorized on March 26, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty (2008) (5min)
Granny O’Grimm, a seemingly sweet old lady, loses the plot as she
tells her version of Sleeping Beauty to her terrified granddaughter in
this Oscar-nominated short.

New Boy (2007) (11min)
Based on a short story by Roddy Doyle this poignant and comedic short
film deftly captures the experience of being the new boy in school
through the eyes of Joseph, a nine-year-old African boy. 2009 Oscar

Pump Action (2007) (4min)
An unusual interview becomes an extraordinary race in this short short.

The End is Night (2007) (4min)
A farmer’s discovery turns into a four-minute comic apocalypse.

The Garden of Ireland (2007) (3min)
A surreal and unexpected mixture of Ireland’s twin traditions of
agriculture and black comedy.

The Rooster, the Crocodile, and the Night Sky (2008) (7min)
Animated in a cut-out style combining cardboard, tinfoil, paint on
glass and super 8 film, this visually stunning tale of love, loss, and
rescue will surprise and delight in equal portions.

Yu Ming Is Ainm Dom (2003) (13min)
A convenience store clerk from China prepares for a new life in
Ireland by learning Irish. Hilarity ensues.

Ding Dong Denny O’Reilly’s History of Ireland (2007) (5min)
Voluble pub denizen Denny O’Reilly (of cod-Nationalist Ballad band
“Ding Dong Denny O’Reilly and the Hairy Bowsies”) lets a tourist in on
the real story of Ireland in this animated short.

Six Shooter (2004) (27min)
Brendan Gleeson stars in this Oscar-winning short about strangers on a
(commuter) train. Written and directed by Martin McDonagh (In Bruges).

Nesbitt Named Chancellor of University of Ulster

In Uncategorized on March 25, 2010 at 2:11 pm

James Nesbitt, featured in Five Minutes of Heaven, is in the news.

Festival Poster

In Film Festival on March 23, 2010 at 11:06 am

Tobey Maguire sure looks serious here. And Irish-American.

@ndirishstudies has also attached the pdf below, which is suitable for all refrigerator doors, near and far.

Contemporary Irish Poster

Making Soap Operas in Ireland

In Film Festival, Panel on March 22, 2010 at 2:34 pm

To launch our weekend of Contemporary Irish Cinema, the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center and the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies will host “Making Soap Operas in Ireland: A Panel Discussion of Irish Language Television from Both Sides of the Camera” on Friday, March 26th at 3:00 PM in the Browning Cinema. All are welcome.

Students interested in careers in media and entertainment may find this talk particularly valuable.

In addition to screening clips from the groundbreaking serial drama Ros na Rún, the eveny will feature a discussion between:

Maire Ní Thuathail
Managing Director, EO Teilifís

Anne Marie Horan
Actor, Ros na Rún

Tara Macleod
Irish Language & Literature

Bríona Nic Dhiarmada
Irish Language & Literature and Film Television & Theatre

Mary Hupka
Minor in Irish Language and Literature

For more information about Contemporary Irish Cinema, Friday, March 26th- Sunday, March 28th, visit

Sunday Screening

In Uncategorized on March 18, 2010 at 12:22 pm

The Boys of St. Columb’s will show at 3:00PM Sunday. St. Columb’s school in Derry graduated some of the important figures in recent Irish history, including Notre Dame Professor Seamus Deane, musician Paul Brady, and Nobel Laureates Seamus Heaney and John Hume. The film explores how the men’s time at the school shaped them, and how they went on to shape Ireland today.

Follow the link on the film title for ticket information.

Saturday Films

In Uncategorized on March 18, 2010 at 12:22 pm

On Saturday, March 27th at 6:30 PM Irish Short Cuts: On the Lighter Side will feature a collection of absolutely fantastic award-winning short comedy films. Brothers (2009) shows at 9:30PM. Brothers is directed by Jim Sheridan — one of Ireland’s greatest filmmakersand stars Ethan Suplee, Sam Shepard, Jake Gyllenhaal and Natalie Portman.

Follow the link on each film title for ticket information.

Friday Films

In Uncategorized on March 18, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Friday evening screenings are Five Minutes of Heaven (2009) starring actor Liam Neeson at 6:30PM and A Film with Me in It (2009) a comedy/thriller starring Irish comedian and smug twerp Dylan Moran.

Follow the link on each film title for ticket information.

Contemporary Irish Cinema, March 26-28

In Uncategorized on March 18, 2010 at 12:14 pm

Between Friday, March 26th –Sunday, March 28th the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies and the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center will bring Ireland’s best recent films to Michiana for a festival of Contemporary Irish Cinema.

On Friday, March 26th at 3:00PM in the Browning Cinema, a panel including television producer Maire Ní Thuathail, actor Anne Marie Horan and writer and Professor of Irish Language and Literature and Film Television and Theatre, Bríona Nic Dhiarmada will present Making Soap Operas in Ireland: A Panel Discussion on Irish Language Television from Both Sides of the Camera.