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The Wild Geese Cinema Group welcomes all members looking to explore and discuss the Irish experience worldwide through the media of film and video. Shhhh ... Please pass the popcorn.
Started by Gerry Regan. Last reply by The Wild Geese Nov 26, 2015. 4 Replies 3 Likes
Our colleague Linda Evangelista mentioned in a post a year ago the crew of a Nazi U-boat singing "It's a Long Way to…Continue
Started by Joe Gannon. Last reply by Suzee McKee Irwin Oct 28, 2015. 2 Replies 2 Likes
Jimmy's Hall has been playing around the U.S. for several months now. Have…Continue
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Started by Mike Houlihan Jun 14, 2015. 0 Replies 2 Likes
Please join us for the First Annual Irish American Movie Hooley this September in Chicago. More info below.http://hiberniantransmedia.org/movie-hooley/…Continue
Started by Ryan O'Rourke. Last reply by James McNamara May 15, 2015. 4 Replies 4 Likes
This is, in my opinion, one of the most quintessential of all Irish films. I watched "The Field" a few years before moving to Ireland, and I understood the over-all gist of the film. However, after living in Ireland for four and one-half years, I…Continue
Started by Jim Curley. Last reply by Kelly O'Rourke Apr 16, 2015. 5 Replies 4 Likes
I recently saw this movie about a priest in Ireland who is threatened with death by a townsman in the confessional. Very flawed movie, but a…Continue
Started by Lisa Shea Megna. Last reply by Lisa Shea Megna Oct 29, 2014. 2 Replies 2 Likes
I just recently watched a documentary that I enjoyed very much, it was called The Art of Conflict . It takes a non biased look at the murals of Northern Ireland over the years and the artists. It also touches briefly on the conflict that still…Continue
Started by jean kaniecki. Last reply by Lisa Shea Megna Sep 17, 2014. 11 Replies 5 Likes
This is a very funny movie. Surprised no one has mentioned it. I can't remember the name of the actor who starred but he was quite famous…Continue
Started by Sarah Nagle. Last reply by Erin M O'Neill Aug 8, 2014. 3 Replies 5 Likes
A family friendly charmer that deals with some difficult subjects --lost children, family secrets, the gloomy economic prospects of rural…Continue
Started by Ryan O'Rourke. Last reply by Sarah Nagle Feb 12, 2014. 3 Replies 0 Likes
SynopsisMarcy (Janeane Garofalo) is an assistant to Senator John McGlory, who is having problems with a re-election campaign. Desperate for…Continue
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How about 'The Matchmaker' and 'The Boys and Girl from ounty Clare"? One of the best movies I've seen is 'Everlasting Piece", a film about nationalists and protestants in Belfast.. Have to listen carefully though. Some really funny moments
You are correct about the wigs, Just want to comment that I enjoyed "Blood from a Shadow' . now have my husband reading it.
Jean ... I've seen all three of the films you mentioned above. Enjoyed all three. How about adding a discussion for each of them in the section above this one?
What about the classic film about land and its visceral grip on an Irish small farmer in "The Field"? I first saw this John B. Keane play on the stage in Ireland in the 1960s but Richard Harris lives the part of "the Bull" McCabe in the 1991 movie. Another great story is "Five Minutes of Heaven", with Liam Neeson and James Nesbitt, giving both sides of a highly personal view of an event during 1975 and its repercussions.
Oh, I've seen that one too. It comes on TV, so I'll have to watch it again. I've also recently seen Hunger, about Bobby Sands'final days, but I don't know if it qualifies as Irish.
tHE FILM'S CENTERPIECE, THE DIALOGUE BETWEEN SANDS AND PRIEST WAS SO COMPELLING AS THEY WENT THROUGH THE DEBATE OF THE MORALITY OF THE HUNGER STRIKE. nOT A FILM FOR EVERYONE WITH THE BRUTALITY AND THE FINAL SCENES OF BOBBY SANDS' HORRIFIC DEATH
Just found this new group. How about the Magdalene Sisters, Eat the Peach, Cal - I'd have to really sit down and think of the films I've sought. I own Waking Ned Devine and crack it out every few months. OMG and the Secret of Roan Inish!! <3
Two more movies to suggest for fans are "71", a story about a young British soldier lost and alone in the Divis Flats in 1971, following his first patrol up the Falls Road.
A real keeper and unlikely Irish film starring Martin Sheen is "Stella Days". It is set in Borrisokane, Co. Tipperary, in 1956, when I was a teenager from Tipp, so It resonates with me particularly. It's about the Rural Electrification Project which I recall only too well and a local priest's attempt to start a cinema in the town. After "The Field" I consider it one of the most realistic portayals of Irish country life at the time of my own boyhood.
When did "Stella Days" premiere, Paul. I'd never heard of it. '71' is a stunning film. I've tried to get someone to review it, without success so far.
'Philomena' (British made film) was excellent, but my all time favourite was actually an RTE TV production which is available to buy on CD - 'Strumpet City'. An unforgettable look at old Dublin, based on James Plunkett's book, with a highly memorable performance by the late David Kelly as Rashers Tierney.