Thursday, 28 February 2008

Ĉikaga Irlanda Filma Festo la Southtown Star:

The ninth annual Chicago Irish Film Festival will show off the Green Island's splendor as well as some of its dark corners…

…"Oilean Thorai: Tory Island" and "The McDonagh Pictures," two documentaries, will screen together at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The first is the portrait of a remote island where 150 people live off the coast of Ireland…

…"Poitin," which was the first film ever released in the Irish language when it came out in 1977, will be screened 2 p.m. Sunday.

Directed by Bob Quinn, "Poitin" focuses on a whisky bootlegger exacting revenge on two agents who have cheated him.

"When it was first released, it was booed," Blackburn said, explaining that people in the 1970s felt the movie presented a negative view of Ireland.

Since then, "Poitin" has come to be seen as a classic. The film's back now, with remastered image and sound as well as a new musical score.

"Poitin" will be shown with "Cinegael Paradiso," a documentary by the director's son, Robert Quinn...

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