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Newsreel & Actuality Programme: Ireland 1916-23

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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LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT! ► Curated by the Irish Film Institute, this compilation programme is comprised of newsreel, actuality, and other silent, non-fiction film footage documenting events in Ireland between 1916 and 1923 and sourced from international archives such as the Imperial War Museum, British Pathé, and other news agencies. The programme with be presented with live musical accompaniment. Running time: approx. 45 min.

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Brian McIlroy is Professor of Film Studies at the University of British Columbia, where he teaches an online course on Irish cinema. He is the author or editor of three books on Irish cinema, including Genre and Cinema: Ireland and Transnationalism (Routledge, 2007).

Jocelyn Pettit is an award-nominated fiddler, stepdancer, and singer. She has performed on national television and radio; performed with Irish supergroup, The Chieftains; and earned multiple award nominations, including "World Artist of the Year" and "Young Performer of the Year" at the Canadian Folk Music. She will be accompanied by pianist Siew Wan Khoo.