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"The Irish in Film"

Date: 10-09-2019

Time: 07:00 PM

Location: DiMenna-Nyselius Library's Multimedia Room

"The Irish in Film" series, now in its 12 year, begins on Wednesday, October 9 with "Brooklyn" (2015). The film is based on  Colm Toibin's best-selling novel of the same title, and is directed by Jack Crowley with screenwriter Nick Hornby.  Saoirse Roan plays Eilis Lacey, the young, intelligent Irish immigrant who makes a new life for herself in 1950s 
Brooklyn.  

Eilis, whose name suggests Ellis Island, meets Tony, an Italian-American plumber, and everything seems settled until she returns to Ireland for her sister's funeral. There she becomes reabsorbed into her own culture, but now as a more accomplished and glamorous version of her former self. One of the issues the film addresses is women's emigration in post-World War II America  -- both the gains and the losses.

Dr. Nels Pearson, former Director of the Irish Studies Program, and Director of the Humanities Institute  will introduce the film and field questions following the screening.  

The film series is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments



Related Web Site : http:www.fairfield.edu/IrishStudies events


For more information, contact Marion White / (203) 231-4645 / mwhite@fairfield.edu