Irish Film Series with Dr. James MacKillop
THREE CONSECUTIVE SUNDAYS AT 2PM
Oct. 13-THE RISING OF THE MOON
(1957) Dir. John Ford.First film made at the then new Ardmore Studios. Comedy & drama in 3 parts, based on works by Lady Gregory and Frank O'Connor. With Tyrone Power, Cyril Cusack and Donal Donnelly. In black & white.
Oct. 20- SHAKE HANDS WITH THE DEVIL
(1959) James Cagney plays an academic at the College of Surgeons in Dublin who turns into a die-hard opponent of the 1922 Treaty. American=made film, unusually, not on the side of the Republicans. Sir Michael Redgrave plays a character called "The General", unmistakably based on Michael Collins. Shot on location with many familiar Irish faces in supporting roles. A fast moving entertainment; did excellent business in North America in year of release.
Oct. 27-THE JOURNEY
(2016) Dir. Nick Hamm. Depiction of the episode when Unionist firebrand Ian Paisley and Sinn Fein leader Martin McGuinness found themselves in the same car for a long ride...and the unexpected followed.