Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tribeca Films dist THE RUNWAY

Missed seeing Ian Power's wonderful film THE RUNWAY at the 2011 CIFF...well now thanks to Tribeca Film you can catch Ian's film on multiple platforms and in theaters. The film is based on true story about a plane that crashed in County Cork and a town that came together to rebuild the plane and a runway! Staring the Academy Award nominated Demian Bichir, Kerry Condon, James Cosmo and Jamie Kierans and produced by long time supporters of the festival Morgan Bushe and Macdara Kelleher of Fastnet Films, Dublin. Congrats to all and thanks to Tribeca Film for bringing it to a wider audience here in the states. Below are all the links you need to watch this award winning Irish film with universal appeal.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


To Open 13th Chicago Irish Film Festival

Some people take the high road and some of course the low, but here at the festival we're taking The Road to Moneygall to meet President Barack Obama's long lost cousin Henry Healy. This fascinating and disarming documentary chronicles three years in the live of Henry and his efforts to bring the most famous man of the 21st century to the village that time forgot. Director Ed Godsell will present the U.S. premier of his film and do a Q&A after the screening which we're sure will have a number of anecdotes that didn't make the final cut.

With all the excitement surrounding the silent film The Artist the festival is very excited about its first screening of a silent film Come on Over, a 1922 Samuel Goldwyn film starring Colleen Moore. Yes, the same Colleen Moore that created The Fairy Castle at the Museum of Science and Industry. Denis Scott, president of the Chicago Theatre Organ Society and the Silent Film Society of Chicago will accompany the film that was secured through the support of the Irish Film Institute and the Museum of Modern Art's Film Preservation Center. Come On Over premiered in Chicago on March 11, 1922  making this its 90th anniversary with its festival screening on Sunday, March 4th.

There are many more films to see at this year's fest along with a number of guest filmmakers to make for interesting and exciting after screening discussions. The entire festival schedule will be up on the Chicago Irish Film Festival website and tickets for the opening and closing screenings and receptions along with festival passes are available now on the Beverly Arts Center Events page.

See you at the fest!