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Ciné Gael with Concordia University :: Fall 1996

Fr Marc Gervais called Lynn Doyle and said "You show Irish films, and I want to show John Ford films - let's do it together!", so that Fall we showed five John Ford films. It was one of many instances of close collaboration with Concordia. click to read more...

Irish Films by Director John Ford Tuesday October 1 at DeSève Cinema The Informer Guest Speaker Professor Marc Gervais S.J. Dept. of Communications, Concordia With Victor McLaglen, Preston Foster, Heather Angel. Academy Awards for Best Director, Actor, Screenplay and Music Score. This is the second and by far the best film version of Liam O'FIaherty's gripping novel. It was banned in Dublin and Peru and subjected to severe cuts in Ontario. Monday October 7 At F.C. Smith Auditorium How Green was My Valley Guest Speaker Professor Marc Gervais S.J. Dept. of Communications, Concordia With Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Roddy McDowell. Academy Awards for Best Picture, Director, Supporting Actor, Art Director, Cinematography. Set in a small mining town in Wales, this story with its themes of family and the passing of innocence and beauty is typical of the genre of Ford's Irish films. Monday October 21 at F.C. Smith Auditorium The Quiet Man Guest Speaker Professor Marc Gervais S.J. Dept. of Communications, Concordia With John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Victor McLaglan, Ward Bond. Academy Awards for Best Director, Screen Play, Colour, Sound. Filmed in 1951 in Cong in the west of Ireland, this is one of the most beautifully made and popular of John Ford's works. The story itself often grates on Irish sensibilities and self image but the rest of the world loves it. Thursday October 31 at DeSève Cinema The Plough and the Stars Guest Speaker Professor Michael Maxwell McGill University With Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, Barry Fitzgerald, Eileen Crowe. Based on Sean O'Casey's play, the setting is Dublin's north-side tenements during the 1916 Rebellion against British rule. A tragic tale of how men are drawn by war and glory and how women deal with the consequences. Thursday November 7 at DeSève Cinema Guest Speaker Professor Peter Rist, Chair, Film Dept. Concordia With Cyril Cusack, Noel Purcell, Jimmy O'Dea, Denis O'Dea, Eileen Crowe, Harry Brogan, T.P. McKenna. This film consists of three separate stories, The Majesty of the Law, a Frank O' Connor short story, A Minute's Wait a comedy by Martin McHugh , and 1921, The Rising of the Moon, the play by Lady Gregory, all linked by a commentary by Tyrone Power. Thursday November 14 at DeSève Cinema Hangman's House Guest Speaker Professor Peter Rist, Chair, Film Dept. Concordia A silent film made by Ford in 1926 and is the first film in which John Wayne ever appeared. A tale of a cruel father, a helpless heroine, dashing heroes, and villains who get what's coming to them. To recreate the atmosphere of silent days Gabriel Thibaudeau, pianist at Cinémathèque Québecoise and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, will provide the background music. Ciné Gael is grateful to Archambault Musique for providing the piano for this occasion. All screenings start at 7.00 P.M. Admission is $3.50 at DeSève Cinema, Free at F.C. Smith Auditorium DeSève Cinema is at 1400 de Maisonneuve West. F.C. Smith Auditorium is at 7141 Sherbrooke West (Loyola Campus, under the chapel). Call Ciné Gael, 481 3503 for info. Ciné Gael gratefully acknowledges the support to our program provided by Hurley's Irish Pub, Concordia Conservatory of Cinematographic Art and St. Patrick's Society of Montreal.
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