All Blog Posts Tagged 'film' (14)

Watch Award Winning Irish Short Film "The Pigman"

The Pigman, an award winning Irish short film by Rik Gordon has been recently released online. The short film follows a lonely creature who is shunned by society. When the time calls for it he performs a brave act, but will it change the locals perception of him?…

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Added by Rik Gordon on February 7, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments


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Echoes of The Rising: Robert Briscoe Becomes a Courier

With the approach of the 1916 Irish Easter Rising Centennial, there’s been renewed interest in "Shalom Ireland," a documentary film I made about Ireland’s remarkable, yet little known, Jewish community (…

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Added by Valerie Lapin Ganley on August 31, 2015 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Exploring 'Jimmy's Hall' With Actor Barry Ward (Jimmy Gralton)

The following Q&A with Dublin-born actor Barry Ward (Jimmy Gralton in Sixteen Films' biopic "Jimmy's Hall") is part of the studio's Production Notes for the film, shot in the story's actual locales in County Leitrim. The notes, assembled for…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 29, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Director Loach: IrIsh Landscape Stars in 'Jimmy's Hall,' Part 2 of 2

This is Part 2 of 2 of a Q&A with Sixteen Films Director Ken Loach, part of Sixteen Films' Production Notes for its biopic "Jimmy's Hall." The notes, assembled for the produceers by Benji Wilson, were presented to the entertainment industry trade and…

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Added by The Wild Geese on August 14, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments


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Elizabeth O'Farrell: Nurse and Rebel -- Airbrushed From Irish History

Elizabeth O’Farrell was born in 1884 at 33 City Quay, Dublin, to Christopher and Margaret O’Farrell [nee Kenneah]. Her father died when she was a small child, so this left her family not only bereft but financially insecure. Not born with a…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on July 30, 2015 at 12:00pm — 15 Comments

Catch 'Jimmy's Hall' On the Big Screen While You Can

Been having some trouble finding a local theater showing "Jimmy's Hall"? The inspiring Irish biopic has completed its United States rollout, alas, and pending the occasional festival…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 27, 2015 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Making of 'Jimmy's Hall': Part 1, 'Long Distant Ripple from Nicaragua'

In the following three-part series, Sixteen Films' screenwriter Paul Laverty writes about the genesis of "Jimmy's Hall." His observations were first published in Sixteen Films' Production Notes, and are reproduced here with permission. Production Photos see here are…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 24, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

‘Days of Brave Music’: Dark Clouds Over 'Jimmy's Hall'

The real Jimmy Gralton in 1944

By Donal Ó Drisceoil

Jimmy Gralton returned to Leitrim from New York in June 1921, just as the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 14, 2015 at 5:30pm — 8 Comments

'The Cormack Brothers' -- A Dramatic Film About Injustice in Tipp

The Cormack Brothers is a 111-minute feature film completed this year, shot in Tipperary.  It tells the story of two brothers wrongfully hanged for murder in 1858 after a local land agent was shot and killed.  They were reburied in 1910 in their home parish of Loughmore. 

Made on a micro budget, with the support of the parish…

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Added by Alan Brown on July 2, 2015 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments


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'The Irish Pub' Film in Cinemas From Today!

Hello, fellow Wild Geese! 

We're delighted to announce that The Irish Pub…

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Added by The Irish Pub film on October 24, 2014 at 5:30am — 6 Comments

Jim Sheridan's Must-See Films

If you are an Irish movie buff, you are certainly familiar with the films of celebrated Dublin-born director Jim Sheridan.  If you have a bowl of popcorn and a night-in planned, you may find this list of Sheridan…

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Added by Kelly O'Rourke on September 23, 2014 at 6:00am — 6 Comments


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‘The Irish Pub’ Reviewed: The Perfect Pint and a Fabulous Film

What draws me back to Ireland over and over again?  There’s the stunning physical beauty.  But what makes a beautiful place so special?  For me, it’s the people: their intellect, passion, warmth and wit.  There’s…

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Added by Valerie Lapin Ganley on May 21, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

‘Philomena’: Review of Stephen Frears' Oscar-Nominated Film

  In  the light of all…

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Added by DJ Kelly on October 30, 2013 at 7:00am — 13 Comments

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