Admission: FREE FOR ALL 4 EVENTS
Event #1: An Evening of Traditional Irish Music.
When: March 14, 2008 @ 8 PM
Where: Ahmanson Auditorium, University Hall 1000
An evening of traditional irish music by a talented group of musicians:
Kira Ott, Fiddle; Patrick Darcy, Uilleann Pipes; Frank Simpson, Flute & Whistles; Jimmy Murphy, Guitar
Event #2: A Reading by celebrated Irish poet Eamon Grennan.
When: March 27, 2008 @ 4:30 PM
Where: McIntosh Center, University Hall 3999
Eamon Grennan’s books of poetry include What Light There Is and Other Poems, Wildly for Days, What Light There Is, As If It Matters, So It Goes, Still Life with Waterfall, Renvyle Winter, and The Quick of It. Grennan has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.
Event #3: In The Name of The Father (1993) starring Daniel Day Lewis
Screening and Discusssion
When :April 5, 2008 at 7:00 PM
Where: Mayer Theater, Communication Arts Building
In The Name of The Father (1993) was directed by Jim Sheridan and written by Gerry Conlon (autobiographical book Proved Innocent), Terry George, and Jim Sheridan. The movie stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson and Pete Postlethwaite. It is about the story of Gerry Conlon, purported ringleader of the Guildford Four, a group of three Irishmen and one English woman wrongly imprisoned for the 1974 IRA bombing of a pub in Guildford, England, that left five people dead. Conlon's father Guiseppe was subsequently imprisoned along with six other Conlon relatives who became known as the Maguire Seven.
Event #4: When Hope and History Rhymed: Screening & Discussion
When: Tuesday April 8, 2008 @ 8:00 PM
Where: Ahmanson Auditorium, University Hall 1000, Loyola Marymount University
This film examines how a society that has experienced 25 years of violence can move toward reconciliation. Kelly Candaele, Producer, took fifteen students from California State University, Chico to Northern Ireland to shoot this film. In the course of their time there they interviewed British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds, Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume, Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams, Loyalist paramilitaries, the Catholic and Anglican Archbishops of Ireland, and many other community leaders and regular citizens.
Sponsored by the Irish Studies Program, the Marymount Institute,
the Department of English, the School of Film and Television,
the Department of Modern Languages, & the European Studies Program