The Irish Studies Program presents:
The Irish Filmmaker Festival at Fairfield University

Fall 2014

Four top producers and directors come from Ireland to present exclusive screenings of their recent films

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October 1, 2014
Producer/Director Kevin McCann's
The Boys of St. Columb's (2010)

October 8, 2014
Producer/director Lelia Doolan's 
Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey (2011)

October 15, 2014
Producer/director Conor Montague's 
Who Needs Enemies: Houdini's Great Escape (2012)

October 22, 2014
Producer/director Alan Gilsenan's
Eliza Lynch: Queen of Paraguay (2013)

* Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided
All films will be shown on Wednesdays at 7 p.m., in the DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Multimedia Room

This Film Series is sponsored by Connecticut Humanities, the Humanities Institue, the Irish Arts Center of New York, and the Irish Film Institute ‌

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  For more information, contact Dr. Nels Pearson


2013-2014 Irish Studies Events

The "Irish in Film" Series. Held Wednesday nights at the DiMenna-Nyselius LIbrary Multimedia Room at 7 p.m.

Spring 2014

1. April 2. On Another Man's Wound (2008)
Introduced by: Cormac O'Malley; Author, Editor, Lecturer

2. April 9. The Crying Game (1992)
Introduced by: Dr. Bob Epstein (English)

3. April 16. Michael Collins (1996)
Introduced by: Dr. William Abbott (History)

4. April 23. Breakfast on Pluto (2006)
Introduced by: Dr. Nels Pearson (Dir. Irish Studies) & Christina Wilson, special guest

Fall 2103

1. October 2. Young Cassidy (1965).

Presented by Dr. Nels Pearson, Director of Irish Studies

2. October 9. Angela's Ashes (1999).
Presented by Dr. William Abbott, History Department

3. October 16. In America (2002).
Presented by novelist Mary Pat Kelly and Screenwriter Naomi Sheridan

4. October 23. Disco Pigs (2001). 
Presented by Dr. Bob Epstein, English Department

Other Events:

An Evening With Paul Muldoon, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and poetry editor of The New Yorker. Wednesday, November 13, 6 p.m., Dolan School of Business Dining Room

Stephen Rea, Dramatic readings from James Joyce's Ulysses
Wednesday, March 19, 2014. 7 p.m. at the Quick Center for the Arts: 203-254-4010 


For more information, contact Dr. Nels Pearson