Irish Film Festival At Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art and Irish Film Institute will present Revisiting The Quiet Man: Ireland on Film, running May 20 through June 3 as part of Imagine Ireland: Culture Ireland’s Year of Irish Arts in America 2011. The exhibition, curated by renowned Irish actor Gabriel Byrne, takes THE QUIET MAN (1952), John Ford’s iconic portrayal of rural Ireland, as the starting point for an exploration of representations of Irish identity in cinema.  The documentary DREAMING THE QUIET MAN (2010), directed by Sé Merry Doyle,  features contributions from well-known commentators and filmmakers, including Peter Bogdanovich, Martin Scorsese, Jim Sheridan, and Maureen O’Hara, as they wrestle with the fifty-year legacy of Ford’s signature Irish-American film. A full program is available at www.moma.org

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