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CelticMKE Irish Film Fest

CelticMKE Irish Film Fest

CeltcMKE 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.


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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

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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

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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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Arts Council Ireland    Culture Ireland    Irish Film Institute


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