All Blog Posts Tagged 'Movies' (28)


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Call for Entries-Irish American Movie Hooley

Barbara Scharres, program director of The Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, and Irish American News columnist and radio personality Mike Houlihan announced today their plan to present the first annual “Irish American Movie Hooley” at the Siskel Film Center from September 25-27,…

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Added by Mike Houlihan on March 4, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Maureen O'Hara: More Than an Actress

It was a very determined and indignant Irish woman who stood before a clerk at the Los Angeles immigration court in 1946. Maureen FitzSimons (aka Maureen O’Hara) had passed the required exam for US citizenship when she was instructed to forswear allegiance to England. She replied,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 28, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Portrayal of the Irish in Movies

When I first visited the U.S., in 1985 for a summer holiday, I was amused and entertained by the clever television advertisements. The one that sticks out in my brain has the line  "Let's talk about you. What do you think of me?" at the end. It always made me laugh. Or it used to,…

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Added by Lonnie on January 23, 2015 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

'A Terrible Beauty': A Gift for the History Lover in Your Life



Some of the Wild Geese will already be aware of this film having seen it on one of our recent U.S. screening tour dates, but for those who aren't you might be interested in this unique docudrama about the 1916 Easter Rising. You can view the trailer and some behind the scenes footage at…

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Added by Colin Farrell on December 1, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Sheridan Film Retrospective Draws Hundreds -- and Jim Himself

New York -- Writer and director Jim Sheridan returned to his film making roots Saturday with a 60-minute interview followed by a screening of one of Sheridan's numerous Oscar-nominated films, in this case, "In America." The event drew a full house, close to 400 attendees, to NYU's Cantor Film Center. Sheridan is now focused on his next project, a film…

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Added by The Wild Geese on October 8, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Irish Films in New York: Chatting with Niall McKay

The  following is a transcript from the LIVE Community Chat held here at TheWildGeese.com on Friday, September 26, 2014 with with Niall McKay of…

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Added by The Wild Geese on September 24, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

'The Quiet Man' Cottage: On the Brink of Extinction

On the afternoon of Wednesday, 6 August, 2014, our own Ryan O'Rourke had the opportunity to visit the site of the old White O'Morn Cottage in Tiernakill, Maumm, County Galway.  This old site, which now lies in ruins, is better known to the world as "The Quiet Man Cottage."  The…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 12, 2014 at 4:30pm — 9 Comments

11 Authentic Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Instead of playing to the tired, old, and clichéd stereotype of St. Patrick's Day being all about how much green beer one can drink, let's think…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on March 3, 2014 at 9:30am — 28 Comments

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