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Friday, September 05, 2008

The Irish Film Festival of Los Angeles

October 2-5, 2008
The Irish Film Festival of Los Angeles
Clarity Theatre
Beverly Hill, California
Two Silent Films will be shown


From the: THE IRISH FILM FESTIVAL OF LOS ANGELES

October 2-5, 2008
The Irish Film Festival of Los Angeles celebrates Ireland's most recent artistic revolution - cinema. During the four day festival it will present contemporary and classic Irish features, documentaries and shorts and will feature panel discussions and other special events. The festival is designed to act as a launching pad for Irish films and filmmakers by bringing them visibility within the Hollywood community.

The festival will showcase two programs of silent films – a classic directed by John Ford, and the Closing Night special event screening two silent shorts with live orchestral accompaniment of a score composed for this event.

Sunday, October 5, 2008
1:00pm - THE IRON HORSE. Directed by John Ford (born Sean O'Feeney). B & W, Silent, 1924. One of the great silent screen epic-scale westerns, portraying love, treachery and revenge, John Ford's film about the building of the transcontinental railroad was one of Ford's first major successes and was hugely influential on outdoor films that followed. Shot on location in Arizona in Ford's beloved Monument Valley. 133 min. Tickets $11

7:00pm – Closing Night Special Event.
Classic silent films will be accompanied by a live orchestra with a contemporary score composed by Eimear Noone, conductor of the L.A Ballet. THE LAD FROM OLD IRELAND, directed by Sidney Olcott. In August 1910, the Kalem Company of New York City sent director Sidney Olcott and a film crew to Ireland to make "The Lad From Old Ireland."

The film is the story of a boy who emigrated to America to escape the desperate poverty of Ireland. After becoming successful in his adopted country he returns to retrieve his sweetheart just as her destitute family is being forced off their land. Plays with IN THE DAYS OF ST. PATRICK, directed by Norman Whitten (1920). The story of 4th Century Saint Patrick - the prince who became a slave, the slave who became a priest, the priest who converted a nation. Followed by Closing Night Reception. Program running time 60 min.

All screenings take place at the Clarity Theatre, 100 N. Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills CA 90210. Ticket prices $9-$40. For information visit www.lairishfilm.com or call 310.933.1439

Post - September 9, 2008 - We are currently getting ready for our special Edna 37 day event, so new posting below, at this time.

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