OPENING NIGHT • FRIDAY, APRIL 22
REFRESHMENTS + SPECIAL INTRODUCTION + LIVE MUSIC
6:00pm - Doors
7:00pm - Introduction by Brian McIlroy + “Newsreel & Actuality Programme: Ireland 1916-23” with Live Music from Jocelyn Pettit
8:15pm - Young Cassidy
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Co-presented by the Irish Film Institute, the Embassy of Ireland, and The Cinematheque
April 24 marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the 1916 Easter Rising, also known as the Easter Rebellion, a crucial moment in the history of Ireland’s struggle for independence and the ultimate creation of a sovereign Irish state.
This special program, curated by the Irish Film Institute, features films by an array of prominent directors, including John Ford, David Lean, Neil Jordan, and Ken Loach. It reveals how the events of 1916-1923 and their aftermath have continued to capture the imagination of filmmakers, both Irish and foreign, who have created a substantial body of work from a range of perspectives.
Acknowledgements: The Cinematheque is grateful to the Embassy of Ireland (Ottawa) and the Irish Film Institute (Dublin) for their support of this exhibition.