Gael Montreal returns for its
12th Annual Season January 23, 2004
1400 deMaisonneuve W., at 7pm
screenings: $5.00, FREE for members
Opening Gala: $10.00 including reception, FREE for members
Closing Gala: TBC
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Friday, Jan 23
Boys From County Clare (D: John Irvin, 2002)
SPEAKER: John Griffin, Film Critic, Montreal Gazette
Set in Ireland during the 1970s, the film follows the the fortunes
of two estranged brothers. Both fiddle players, who after twenty-five
years meet up again by chance at the All Ireland Ceili Band Competition
where they are playing in rival bands. For both men, it is an opportunity
to settle the past. An amusing story of music, love, sabotage and
FEATURING: Andrea Corr, Jim Broadbent, Colm Meaney, Patrick Bergin,
Boys from County Clare is a sweet and sincere tribute to the age-old
spirit of celtic music.' - Toronto International
Train (D: John Lynch)
Michael has been released from prison after getting mixed up in
fraud for a gangster. Trying to piece together his life, he winds
up at a small boarding house, where he meets shy Alice, the daughter
of the landlady. He introduces her to his hobby -- model trains
-- and together the two dream of exotic travels. But when the gangsters
catch up to Michael, he has to make his travel fantasies come true
quicker than he imagined.'
FEATURING: John Hurt,Brenda Blethyn, Pauline Flanagan, Rynagh O'Grady,
Peter Caffrey, Paul Roe, Lorcan Cranitch, Cathy White
Winner Best First Irish Feature,
Galway Film Fleadh
"The Fifth Province is a whimsical delight - part
homage to Hitchcock, part meditation on the intrinsic relationship
between rain and romance. A gentle tale of maudlin absurdity, matricide
and the dangers of typing too late into the night"
Fifth Province (D: Frank Stapleton, Producer: Catherine Tiernan, 1997)
There are four provinces in Ireland that we know of. The fifth province
is a land of magic and of possibility. Timmy is a shy guest-house
keeper and an aspiring novelist who lives with is mother in a rainy
part of the Irish midlands. His eccentric psychiatrist, Dr Drudy,
is his only contact with the outside world and the person to whom
he confides his infatuation with the president of Ireland--in this
story, a bland looking woman. When a new motorway is constructed,
it puts Timmy's guest house out of business. Mysteriously, a Spanish
pilot named Marcel appears and creates havoc. Shortly thereafter,
Timmy attends a writers conference where he meets and falls for
Diana de Brie. Back at home, Marcel convinces Timmy to mentally
"call" Diana, and, amazingly, she arrives at the isolated
guest house, a circumstance that opens the way for a spoof of Hitchcock's
March 7, 2004
at DeSeve Cinema
Ghost of Roger Casement (D: Alan Gilsenan, 2002)
Guest Speaker: Dr. Brian Lewis, Chair, McGill History Department
Irish documentary] brings together two ingredients that usually
produce fireworks: Sex and Politics," observes a historian
about the infamous trial and execution of Roger Casement, a case
that has inflamed Irish sentiments since his death in 1916. Casement
was an unlikely rebel hero: an Irishman who served in the British
Foreign Office, was knighted for uncovering colonial abuses in the
Congo, and later negotiated with the German government during World
War I in an attempt to overthrow British rule in Ireland. Following
his arrest on charges of treason, the British government produced
the notorious (and possibly forged) "Black Diaries," detailing
Casement's homosexual love affairs.
AWARD WINNING SHORTS
of Shorts - An audience favourite, Cine Gael Montreal will again
be featuring an evening of award winning Irish shorts from the new
generation of bright Irish talent.
here for detailed program and voter results!
Apr 2nd, 7pm
Apr 3rd, 4:30pm
McKibbin's Irish Pub
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Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
for Members $15.00
Weekend passes for
Individual tickets: $10.00 - at the event, if available.
can be purchased at the door or in advance by sending a cheque to
'Stephen Rea perfectly portrays Leopold Bloom's baleful resignation
and cultured vanity, and Angeline Ball [as Molly Bloom] is utterly
venal, conniving and captivating, she is word become flesh again.'
Friday, April 2, 7pm
Bloomsday Cabaret (D: Rosemary House)
Special guest: Leo Furey, Executive Director of the Newfoundland & Labrador
Film Development Corporation
Speaker: Prof. Micheal Brian, Concordia University, Joyce Scholar
Cabaret gives audiences everywhere unique access to the work of
James Joyce, a colourful tour of legendary Dublin in the company
of a group of intriguing, eclectic characters, a novel glimpse of
the Canadian Joycean scene, and an exhilarating musical experience.
For more information visit the Telefilm website
April 3, 4:30
pm (with reception to follow)
(D: Sean Walsh,
Speaker: Sean Walsh
will be present to introduce the film and answer questions.
Reception at McKibbin's Irish Pub
Walsh's [film] version of Ulysses is a triumphant reinterpretation
of James Joyce's masterpiece. It is not the usual filming of actors
mouthing Joyce's words, instead Walsh and his talented team approach
Joyce using the visual vocabulary of the cinema in a manner I have
no doubt Joyce himself would have approved.
"The film is brilliant, witty, innovative and imaginatively
faithful to Joyce's work. Stephen Rea provides a masterly and brilliant
evocation of Bloom managing to convey at the same time his Irishness,
his Jewishness, his cosmopolitanism and his humanity while Angeline
Ball is quite the best of all the myriad of Molly Blooms that I
have seen." - Senator David Norris,
the Bloom official website and here where you can view the trailer!
PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN - Guest Speaker: Dr.
Reception to follow at
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Non - Members $20
(2004) D: John Crowley
STARS: Colin Farrell, Colm Meaney, Cilian Murphy, Kelly Macdonald
critically acclaimed ensemble comedy of 11 interwoven stories set
in Dublin shows how the breakup of one relationship has repurcussions
on the lives of the people around them. One of those people is Lehiff
(Farrell), a thief trying to set his life straight by pulling off
one last big heist before retiring, while Detective John Lynch (Colm
Meaney) is trying to bring Lehiff down. There's also John (Murphy),
who quits his job at a supermarket to join Lehiff in his plot as
an effort to win back the love of Deirdre (MacDonald), who has recently
moved in with a married bank manager, Sam (McElhatton), whose bank
Lehiff is targeting, and whose wife, Noeleen (O'Kane) ends up being
a crucial element in the heist.