Gala: One Million Dubliners screens Thursday, May 7th click to hide

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Concerned with mortality but never morbid, One Millions Dubliners is a warm celebration of everyday life and a memorable contribution to Ireland's ongoing conversation with its dead.
Never has journeying into the world of Ireland's dead been as enlightening an experience as it is in One Million Dubliners, a fascinating exploration of Glasnevin Cemetery that was joint winner of the Best Irish Feature Documentary award at this year's Galway Film Fleadh.
Cultural icons, political heroes, and ordinary Dubliners all find their resting place at Glasnevin and, from the economics of arranging plots, to the French woman who lays flowers at Michael Collins' grave, the film unravels the richly detailed tapestry of these stories. Leading the way is Glasnevin's tour guide and resident historian Shane Mac Thomais, whose wisdom and charm breathes life into the stories buried under Glasnevin's varied headstones and monuments.

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Ciné Gael Montréal Irish Film Series 2015 ...our 23rd
All screenings are at J.A. DeSève Cinema,
Concordia University, 1400 de Maisonneuve West, at 7:15 PM, unless otherwise indicated.   Cost? the Opening Reception and film is $15; Closing Gala and film is $20;
remaining six screenings are $10 each; all are as 'Suggested Donations' per Concordia policy;
Membership is $65 for all screenings / receptions.
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Friday, Jan 23rd
 :: Opening Night & Reception
Friday, Feb 6th
Saturday, Feb 21st
Thursday, Feb 26th
Saturday, Mar 7th
Saturday, Apr 11th
 :: Evening of Short Films :: Guest Speaker: Scott MacLeod and Mike BurnsG. Scott MacLeod is a multimedia artist in the truest sense of the term; Burns is a celebrated storyteller, and the voice we hear in MacLeod's animation.
Scott is a critically acclaimed painter and photographer whose work is in many permanent collections, including that of the National Gallery of Canada; he is also a performing songwriter and recording artist. Engaging his lifelong interest in history, with support from the National Film Board of Canada’s Filmmaker Assistance Program and a Main Film Grant, in 2009 MacLeod added filmmaker to his list of endeavors with the release of After the war with Hannelore- A Berliner War Child’s Testimony from 1945 to 1989. Click for more.
Mike Burns, captivating, humourous, a rare presence in an age of noisy sound bites, short attention spans and mass media. He is a storyteller who learned the rare art of the Seanachie (pronounced sha na ki). Coming from a family of storytellers from Co. Kerry, Ireland he has given the world 35 years of stories.
Living in Montreal for over 20 years, he has performed his Irish stories for audiences in North America and Europe in festivals, community centres and pubs. Notably The Toronto Story Telling Festival, Festival d’arts créatifs du Labrador and Festival du conte du Québec. Sometimes accompanied by Toby Kinsella, musician and founder of the Celtic Group Bard with who he recorded the piece The King of Birds. Mike’s work is in Ghostwise, an anthology of Canadian Storytellers, published by Dan Yashinsky in Toronto in 2002 and most recently he has work in Les jours sont contée Portrait de conteurs published by Planète rebelle/Littorale.

Audience Favourite was a tie for the first time ever! "Rúbaí" by Louise Ní Fhiannachta,
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Boogaloo and Graham by Michael Lennox
Friday, Apr 24th
Thursday, May 7th
 :: Closing Gala
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