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‘The Commitments’ film discussion

The Commitments (1991)

Jimmy Rabbitte aspires to manage the world’s greatest band, with only one music in mind: soul. By advertising for applicants in a newspaper and asking around to promising acquaintances, Jimmy holds auditions at his parents’ home and assembles a band together.

Director: Alan Parker
Starring: Robert Arkins, Johnny Murphy, Andrew Strong

You’ll watch the movie at […]

June 4th, 2020|Tags: , , |

‘The Secret of Kells’ film discussion

The Secret of Kells (2009)

Magic, fantasy, and Celtic mythology come together in a riot of color and detail that dazzle the eyes in a sweeping story about the power of imagination and faith to carry humanity through dark times. In a remote medieval outpost of Ireland, young Brendan embarks on a new life of adventure […]

May 28th, 2020|Tags: , , |

‘Brooklyn’ film discussion

Brooklyn (2015)

In this charming love story based on the best-selling novel, a young Irish immigrant (Saoirse Ronan) travels to New York City and is torn between two countries and two men.

Director: John Crowley
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen
Genres: Drama, Romance

You’ll watch the movie at home and then join Irish film expert Prof. Joan Fitzpatrick […]

May 21st, 2020|Tags: , , |

“Black 47” Movie Presentation

The Kansas City Irish Center is presenting an encore showing of the feature film “Black 47,” a story of revenge and redemption during An Gorta Mór (The Great Hunger). The film is set in 1847 Ireland during the height of the Great Famine. It stars Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent, and Stephen Rea alongside James Frecheville, […]

February 1st, 2019|Tags: , |