Thursday, March 22, 2012
The festival begins tonight and runs through Sunday, with 30 films on offer, visits from actors and filmmakers and after-parties in the city.
The Boston Irish Film Festival, now in its 13th year, rolls into Somerville and Cambridge tonight and runs through Sunday. The lineup this year includes an Oscar-winning short, some U.S. premiers, visits from actors and filmmakers, a special archival-print viewing of the classic 1952 film "The Quiet Man," and a special message from Maureen O'Hara, who stared alongside John Wayne in that film. The festival also includes collections of films that focus on themes of Northern Ireland and sports, and there will be after-parties at pubs in Davis, Magoun and Harvard squares. Most of the films will be shown at the Somerville Theatre, which is a great venue for the festival, according to Maureen Morrissey, co-director of the festival. "We'd like to…
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Morrissey and Alderman At-Large John Connolly spoke about this weekend's Irish Film Festival, which is coming to Somerville.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Editor's note: The following is from Greater Somerville: Last night on Greater Somerville, co-director of the Irish Film Festival, Dawn Morrissey, spoke with host Joe Lynch and Jack Connolly about this weekend's festival at the historic Somerville Theater in Davis Square, Somerville. An Oscar winning film, an entry with Martin Sheen as star, a touching film about sheep, another about redemption ... 30 films over 4 days. Don't miss your chance to see some of the best films Ireland offers. An additional treat is the remastered showing of the granddaddy of all Irish films, "The Quiet Man" and a short documentary about the making of the film on location in Ireland. Check out irishfilmfestival.com for dates and times. Watch the interview here…
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Festival Co-Director Dawn Morrissey will be a guest on tonight's show.
Editor's note: The following was provided by SCATV's "Greater Somerville": The 13th Irish Film Festival hits the historic Somerville Theater this weekend. Joe Lynch and Irish Film Festival co-director, Dawn Morrissey, give us a sneak preview of what's on screen. This year's screening's include an Oscar winning film, Martin Sheen appearing in one of his latest indies and lots of great work by some of the best Irish film producers yet. Catch the show live tonight at 7:30 PM, channel 3 in Somerville, or watch for the video right here later in the week.