CelticMKE Irish Film Fest
SAVE THE DATE FOR 2023:
FEBRUARY 23-25 | CELTICMKE CENTER
(2023 Irish Film Fest information coming soon)! See below about last year's program! 2023 will feature a mixture of Irish movie options - from animation to fiction and documentary!
IN-PERSON FILM SHOWINGS FROM 2022 IRISH FILM FEST:
Dates: May 12, 13, and 14
Times: 7pm showing each night / 6:30 doors open
Location: CelticMKE Center
Three unique films that explore Ireland's history.
$8 for one film
$20 for 3-Day pass to see each evening's films
$10 per film/night at the door
There will be a Bar available.
FEATURED DOCUMENTARY FILMS & SCHEDULE
I, Dolours | Thursday, May 12 at 7pm
A cinematic yet intimate and complex portrait of Dolours Price, whoh was convicted of bombing England's Old Bailey in 1973. She was a militant IRA (Irish Republican Army) activist during The Troubles, hunger striker and dissident Republican who, two years before she died, gave a filmed interview on the condition that it would not be broadcast until after she passed. Now for the first time, her story can be told in full.
“Of all the films that have been made about the IRA in recent years, this is by far the most powerful, honest and disturbing.”
Belfast Telegraph Review
The documentary is produced by Nuala Cunningham and Ed Moloney for New Decade, and directed by Maurice Sweeney.
Post Screen Discussion: Dr. Timothy McMahon, Professor of History at Marquette University
Citizen Lane | Friday, May 13 at 7pm
An innovative mix of documentary and drama delivering a vivid and compelling portrait of Hugh Lane, one of the most fascinating and enigmatic figures in modern Irish history. Moving, funny and full of drama, Hugh Lane’s story, told for the first time on film, is set in Dublin in the early years of the 20th century—a time of political ferment and the forging of a new Irish cultural identity. It describes the young art dealer’s hard-fought project to establish a public modern art gallery, showing the work of living artists, his untimely death on the Lusitania, and his contested Will.
The documentary was made by Soho Moon Pictures and Mammoth Films, in association with Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane—the setting for the film’s stylised drama and was directed by Thaddeus O'Sullivan.
Post Screen Discussion: Maeve Jackson, Milwaukee Artist & Filmmaker
*Screening Introduction from Sarah Keating, Ireland's Consulate General, Chicago Interim
The Hunger: The Story of the Irish Famine | Saturday, May 14 at 7pm
Liam Neeson narrates this documentary that recounts Ireland's catastrophic famine in the 1840s, the worst humanitarian disaster of the 19th Century.The documentary is produced by Nuala Cunningham and Ed Moloney for New Decade, and directed by Maurice Sweeney.
Director: Ruán Magan; screenplay: Ruán Magan; cinematography: Brian O’Leary; editing: Keith Walsh; music: Natasa Paulberg; producer: Ruán Magan; production companies: Create One/Wonderland, Tyrone Productions in association with RTÉ, ARTÉ, UCC.
Post Screen Discussion: Dr. Christine Kinealy (live-stream), Irish historian, author, and founding director of Ireland's Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University.
*Screening Introduction from John Fitzgerald
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