The Wild Geese's Blog – July 2015 Archive (14)

Making of 'Jimmy's Hall': Part 2, 'Ah ... He Was a Free Man'

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 by …

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 31, 2015 at 5:30pm — No 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

This Week in the History of the Irish: July 26 - August 1

DOMHNAIGH -- On July 26, 1739, George Clinton (right), soldier, first governor of New York, and vice president of the United States, was born in Little Britain, N.Y., of Irish Protestant parents. Clinton served in his father's New York state militia unit during the French and Indian War before being elected to the New York…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 25, 2015 at 1:19pm — No Comments

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 by Joss…

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

'Jimmy's Hall' -- Screenings in the United States

From the Team That Brought the World “The Wind That Shakes the Barley” ...

‘Jimmy’s Hall’: Where Anything Goes and Everyone Belongs

Directed by Ken Loach, Screenplay by Paul Laverty, Produced by Rebecca…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 24, 2015 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

This Week in the History of the Irish: July 19 - July 25

DOMHAIGH -- On July 19, 1798, after months of begging and cajoling by …

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 18, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Here's to the Winners of 'Wild West' Contest -- Everyone of You

The votes for "The 'Wild West' of Ireland: You Won't Forget Your First Time' are the culmination of our 24-day exploration of the glories of travel in Ireland's rugged western counties.  Our panel of five…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 15, 2015 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

Indicting Ireland's 'Masters,' 'Pastors': Q&A With Director Ken Loach

Sandy Boyer (SB) interviews via telephone …
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Added by The Wild Geese on July 14, 2015 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

‘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 Anglo-Irish war was coming to a close. That conflict between…

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

This Week in the History of the Irish: July 12 - July 18

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Baron Godert de Ginkel, commander of the Williamite forces at Aughrim.

DOMHNAIGH -- On…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 11, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Get a 'Jimmy's Hall' Poster Winging Your Way

Each week through Sept. 15, TheWildGeese.Irish will be giving away an official “Jimmy’s Hall” movie poster, courtesy of Sixteen Films and Sony Pictures Classics. (For the U.S. market, not a French edition as pictured here.)

To be eligible for the drawing, you need…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 11, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

This Week in the History of the Irish: July 04 - July 11

AOINE -- On July 5, 1812, Frederick Maning (pictured), who would become beloved in New Zealand by its native Maori people, was born in Johnville, County Dublin. Maning immigrated to Australia with his father in 1824 and then to New Zealand on his own in 1833, when few Europeans were…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 4, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Judging " 'Wild West' of Ireland: You Won't Forget Your First Time"

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The ‘Wild West’ judges are lined up and raring to go! Knowing their mettle and commitment to promoting Irish culture, we are confident that “justice” will be a lot fairer, if a tad more considered, than that meted out in Tombstone or the OK Corral. ;-)

Speaking of 'swift' justice, by the way, our judges have requested additional time to more carefully…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 1, 2015 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

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