"The Irish in Film"

Date: 10-11-2023

Time: 07:00 PM

Location: The DiMenna-Nyselius Library's Multimedia Room 101

The Irish Studies film series continues on October 11th with "Black '47" (2018), a historical fiction drama about Ireland's Great Famine (1845-1852), directed by Lance Daly.  The film stars James Frenchville as Feeney, who returns home to western Ireland in 1847, the worst year of the Famine, to find death and devastation. His own family is among the victims. Feeney seeks revenge against those he holds responsible: soldiers, policemen, rent collectors, and the all-powerful landlords who evicts the starving tenants. Stephen Rea plays Connelly, sort of the local storyteller, who observes Feeney's actions and comments on them.

The film series is free and open to the public.

Dr. William Abbott, Co-Director of the Irish Studies Program, who teaches in the History Department, will introduce the film and field questions from the audience afterwards. 

Related Web Site : https://www.fairfield.edu/undergraduate/academics/schools-and-colleges/college-of-arts-and-sciences/programs/irish-studies/

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