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Ciné Gael Montréal Irish Film Series 1998

Sometime after the close of our 1997 season, our committee, abetted by Maggie Lattuca at the Montréal Conservatory of Cinematographic Art, and with a serious dose of hysterical optimism, conceived and realized our biggest season ever. Serge Losique, founder of the Conservatoire and of Montréal's World Film Festival [WFF], agreed with the idea, and Maggie took it on.

It's unlikely ever to be repeated, and has not been duplicated anywhere else - "55 films in 25 days" became our slogan, "A Celebration Of Irish Film: Voices Of The Nation" the title for our festival.

Below, is the first appearance on the web of our original 24 page brochure produced for the festival. As well as our schedule, you'll see a wealth of other material, but especially the sixteen pages describing the films. They're in alphabetical order, so hover over a film tab to see which part of the sequence it contains. click to read more...

Festival '98 :: A Celebration of Irish Film
Le Cinéma Irlandais: La Voix D'une Nation
A Celebration Of Irish Film: Voices Of The Nation

March 26 - April 19, 1998 ◊◊ 55 films in 25 days

Thursday, March 26
  Gala Opening :: Premiere of Neil Jordan's yet to be released…
Avant premiere du film de Neil Jordan
18h00 
The Butcher Boy
(Neil Jordan, 1998)
Conférencier invité / guest speaker: John Griffin, Film Critic, The Montreal Gazette
Friday, March 27
  Day 2
19h00 
Window
(Steve Woods,1998, 6mins)
Bogwoman
(Tom Collins, 1997)
21h00 
Homeboy
(Mary Mullan, 1996, 26mins)
Irish Cinema:
Ourselves Alone?

(Donald Taylor Black, 1996)
Saturday, March 28
  Day 3
16h00 
The Boy From Mercury
(Martin Duffy, 1996)
19h00 
Snakes And Ladders
(Trish McAdam, 1996)
2lh00 
The Company Of Wolves
(Neil Jordan, 1984)
Sunday, March 29
  Day 4
14h00 
Into The West
(Mike Newell, 1992)
19h00 
Orpheus
(Edith Pierperoff, 1998, 26mins)
November Afternoon
(John Carney, Tom Hall, 1996)
21h00 
Mona Lisa
(Neil Jordan, 1987)
Tuesday, March 31
  Day 6
19h00 
An Bonnan Bui
(Padraig O'Neill, Edith Pierperoff, 1995, 20mins)
Moondance
(Dagmar Hirtz, 1994)
21h00 
The Outcasts
(Robert Wynne-Simons, 1982)
Wednesday, April 1
  Day 7
20h30 
Guests Of The Nation
(Denis Johnston, 1935)
19h00 
West Of Kerry (The Islandman)
(Patrick Keenan Heale, 1938)
Thursday, April 2
  Day 8
19h00 
Mutt
(Ian Lawton, 1996, 10mins)
Hush-A-Bye Baby
(Margo Harkin, 1990)
2lh00 
Guiltrip
(Gerard Stembridge, 1995)
Friday, Apr 3
  Day 9
19h00 
The Imperial Message
(Damien O'Connor, 1996, 7mins)
The Uncle Jack
(John T. Davis, 1996)
Le réalisateur était present / the director was present
21h00 
We're No Angels
(Neil Jordan, 1989)
Saturday, April 4
  Day 10
14h00 
Homeboy
(Mary Mullen, 1996, 26mins)
Irish Cinema: Ourselves Alone?
(Donald Taylor Black 1996)
l7h00 
Ireland 1848
(Steve Woods, 1996, 12mins)
Power In The Blood
(John T. Davis, 1989)
Le réalisateur sera present/the director will be present
19h00 
Window
(Steve Woods, 1998, 6mins)
How To Cheat In The Leaving Certificate
(Graham Jones 1997) Le réalisateur sera present/the director will be present
21h00 
Summertime
(Eve Morrison, 1995, 27mins)
Draiocht
(Aine O'Connor, 1996)
Sunday, April 5
  Day 11
14h00 
Round table discussion with the directors John T. Davis, Graham Jones. / Table ronde avec les réalisateurs John T. Davis, Graham Jones, etc.
17h00 
Shellshock Rock
(John T. Davis, 1978, 52mins)
Dust On The Bible
(John T. Davis, 1991, 52mins)
19h00 
35-A-Side
(Damien O'Donnell, 1995, 29mins)
How Far Home
(Brendan J. Byrne, 1997, 38mins)
21h00 
In The Name Of The Father
(Jim Sheridan, 1994)
Tuesday, Apr 7
  Day 13
19h00 
The Miracle
(Neil Jordan, 1990)
21h00 
Racing Homer
(Peter McKenna, 1997, 26mins)
Man Of Aran
(Robert Flaherty, 1934)
Wednesday, Apr 8
  Day 14
19h00 
The Pear Bottle
(John Paul Tansey, 1995, 26mins)
Rocky Road To Dublin
(Peter Lennon, 1968)
21h00 
The Dead
(John Huston, 1987)
Thursday, Apr 9
  Day 15
19h00 
The Crying Game
(Neil Jordan, 1992)
21h00 
Interview With The Vampire
(Neil Jordan, 1994)
Tuesday, Apr 14
  Day 20
19h00 
Walter Ego
(Jody Gannon, 1998, 7mins)
Traveller
(Joe Comerford, 1981)
21h00 
Michael Collins
(Neil Jordan, 1996)
Wednesday, Apr 15
  Day 21
19h00 
Mise Eire
(George Morrison, 1959)
21h00 
Acceptable Levels
(John Davies, 1983)
Thursday, Apr 16
  Day 22
19h00 
Angela Mooney Dies Again
(Tommy McArdle, 1997)
21h00 
Reefer And The Model
(Joe Comerford, 1987)
Friday, Apr 17
  Day 23
19h00 
The Last Of The High Kings
(David Keating, 1996)
21h00 
Guy's Dog
(Rory Bresnihan, 1997, 11mins)
Ailsa
(Paddy Breathnach, 1994)
Saturday, Apr 18
  Day 24
14h00 
The Secret Of Roan Inish
(John Sayles, 1994)
19h30 
Gala Closing Performance
I Went Down
(Paddy Breathnach, 1997)
Conférencier invité / guest speaker: John Brady, author of the Inspector Matt Minogue detective series.
Sunday, Apr 19
  Day 25, Final Day
17h00 
Hear My Song
(Peter Chelsom, 1991)
19h00 
December Bride
(Thaddeus O'SulIivan, 1990)
21h00 
My Left Foot
(Jim Sheridan, 1988)
Hover over a tab to see what films are described.
REMERCIEMENTS ACKNOWLEDGMENT Air Canada * The St. Patrick's Society of Montreal * Hurley's Irish Pub * McKibbin's Irish Pub * The British Council * L'Hotel Ritz Carlton * L'Ambassade d'Irlande / The Embassy of Ireland * The Irish Film Archive * Concordia University [Marc Gervais, Peter Rist] * John Griffin * Trish McAdam * Joe Comerford * John T. Davis * et tous les réalisateurs irlandaise / and all the Irish filmmakers * Cine Gael Committee {Lynn Doyle, Fiona Dujardins, * Dana Hearne, Anthony Kirby, Antoine Maloney, * Mary McDaid. Shane McGovern, Beverly * McGuire, Kevin Tierney, Patrick Vallely. For graciously providing prints of the films shown: BBC London * Besom Productions Ltd., N. Ireland * Clarence Pictures. Dublin * John Davies, London * De Facto ?lms, Galway * East Lane Films, Dublin * Gael-Linn, Dublin * Hollywood Films, Belfast * Graham Jones, Dublin * High-Hat Productions, Dublin * Hot Shot Films, Belfast * Irish Film Archive, Dublin * Irish Film Board, Dublin * Peter Lannon, London * Lion's Gate Films, Montreal * Merlin Films, Dublin * Miramax Films, New York * Parallel Film Productions, Dublin * Polygram Television, London * Poolberg Productions, Dublin * Proinsias Ni Ghainne, Galway * The Shooting Gallery, New York * Temple Films, Dublin * Tolmayax Co., Ltd., London * Treasure Films, Dublin * Warner Brothers, Toronto. Conservatoire d'Art Cinematographique Directeur: Serge Losique Dir. de programmation: Danièle Cauchard Coordination: Maggie Lattuca
Ciné Gael cordially invites you to attend a Round Table Discussion Recasting Irish Identity The success of recent Irish cinema has played a big part in propelling the country into global prominence. The old songs were about emigration; has this forever changed'? We ask: To what extent does modern Irish Film refect the Ireland of to-day? What impact has modern Irish film had on how the Irish see themselves and on how the world perceives them. De Seve Cinema, Concordia University, 1400 de Maisonneuve West. Sunday, April 5 at 2pm Admission Free The Panel Fiona Downey is the popular host of the CBC programme Home Run. She has a long-time interest in things Irish and has graciously consented to moderate the discussion. Denis Sampson of County Clare is a Professor of English Literature at Vanier College. In 1993 Denis published an acclaimed study of the novelist John McGahern. His soon-to-be-published book is a study of Brian Moore. Denis is interested in the techniques that are employed in translating from the printed page to the screen; both McGahern and Moore have had success in this area. Dana Hearne of Dublin, is a professor of Irish Studies and Women's Studies at John Abbott College. Dana also teaches Women's Studies at Concordia University. She is particularly interested in the prominent role played by women in Irish cinema today. Paul Salmon is Film and Literature instructor at the University of Guelph. He is both an enthusiast of and an authority on Irish film. His most recent accomplishment has been to design and facilitate the first fully web-based cinema course in Canada. John T. Davis '...unquestionably Ireland's most creative and adventurous film-maker'. (Ted Sheehy, Film Ireland). Four of John Davis's films are presented in our Celebration of Irish Film. Graham Jones is from the Republic of Ireland. The film How to Cheat on the Leaving Certi?cate, his debut feature, has just been released. The title alone is intriguing to anyone who has spent even a day in the Irish school system. Jones is part of the new wave of Irish film-makers; interested film-goers will be looking at his work signs of where Irish cinema is headed. Presented as part of Festival '98 by Cine Gael Montreal and Montreal Conservatory of Cinematographic Art
Gala Closing Performance Saturday, April 18 at 7.30 pm Paddy Breathnach's I Went Down Playful and self-assured, Breathnach's film creates a very funny, sometimes absurd picture that hinges on several finely drawn characters from the Irish criminal community. Geoffrey Gilmore says of this film: 'With an exhuberant tone and a rude, even impudent attitude, this maverick film embraces non-conformity. Guest Speaker : John Brady, author of the Inspector Mart Minogue series of mystery stories, is uniquely qualified to introduce us to the background of the characters in this story.
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