Irish Film Festival: "A Liam O'Flaherty Retrospective"


Location: Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies presents the Irish Film Festival: “A Liam O’Flaherty Retrospective.”

Liam O’Flaherty was a man of many talents and contradictions: a native Irish-speaker, born on the Aran Islands off the West coast of Ireland, he became a successful and popular English-language novelsista and short story writer; an Irish Rebel and a World War I veteran; a committed republican and anti-Treatyite; an Irish Civil War combatant and a socialist.

Thursday, April 25, 7:00 PM

Double Feature Screening:

Liam Ó Flaithearta – Idir dhá Theanga / Liam O’Flaherty: Islandman Abroad (2002) (Documentary); introduced by Brian Ó Conchubhair, associate professor of Irish language and literature

Devil’s Playground (1937) Liam O’Flaherty’s rewrite of Submarine, the tale of two sailors and one girl

Friday, April 26, 6:30 PM

Double Feature Screening:

The Informer (1935) directed by John Ford, based upon Liam O’Flaherty’s Irish War of Independence novel; introduced by Katherine O’Callaghan, visiting faculty fellow, Trinity College, Dublin

Up Tight! (1968) remake of The Informer set in Cleveland following Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination; introduced by Hugh R. Page, Jr., dean of the first year of studies, Walter Associate Professor of Theology and associate professor of Africana studies

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