Ireland and the Irish on Film
1641: [and] The curse of Cromwell / produced by Radharc Films. Bronx, NY: Irish Visions [distributor], c1991.
Abstract: Both 1641 and The curse of Cromwell use contemporary historical documents, modern historians, film of actual castles, towns, and ruins to recreate this dark period that was to make Cromwell one of the most hated men in Irish history.
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Accelerator / Clarence Pictures presents an Imagine Films and Two for the Show Production in association with Flashpoint and Irish Filmboard. -- [London?] : Two for the Show Production, 2000.
Abstract: Johnny T. has stolen one too many cars. Driven out of Belfast by the paramilitaries, he dreams of making it to Barcelona but ends up in Dublin. Six stolen cars with six couples blaze a trail on a wild journey of love, rivalry and gunfire that will change their young lives forever.VHS PAL.
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Agnes Browne / October Films presents a Hell's Kitchen production.
New York, NY : USA Home Entertainment, c2000.
1 videodisc (92 min.), DVD format.
Based on the novel, The mammy by Brendan O'Carroll. Life in Dublin’s inner city is hard for the Browne family. With the sudden death of her husband, Agnes Browne and her seven children are thrown into turmoil and financial crisis.
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Aidan Walsh; Master of the universe /Shimmy Marcus. -- [Dublin?] : Lets Not Lose It Productions, 2000.
Abstract: In 1987, with U2 and others making Dublin a focus of the world music scene, music scouts flocked to Ireland to find the next big thing. They didn't bargain on finding Aidan Walsh - comedian, entrepreneur and self-proclaimed Master of the Universe.
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Ailsa / screenplay by Joseph O'Connor, based on his own short story ;
produced by Ed Guiney ; directed by Paddy Breathnach.
[Dublin] : Clarence Pictures, 1999.
Abstract: Shortly after finding his landlord dead, Miles becomes obsessed with Campbell Rourke, the beautiful stranger who moves into the vacant apartment. He manages to conceal his obsession from his girlfriend Sara and their friends, until he discovers Campbell is pregnant by an absent boyfriend. His fascination with her quickly develops into a psychosis that threatens his relationships and his life, as he seeks the ultimate escape from reality.
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All for love / Majestic Films.
A Little Bird Production for BBC Films 1999.
VHS PAL; Dolby Stereo
"All for Love" follows the romantic adventures of the dashing Viscount Jacques St. Ives, a French officer captured during the Napoleonic Wars and sent to a prisoner of war camp in Scotland. "Romantic comedy".
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Angel / a film by Neil Jordan and Stephen Rea.
Dublin :Guardian sponsors Filmfour Productions in association with the Irish Film Board, 2002.
Abstract: Danny witnesses the killing of his band manager when threemasked terrorists bomb a dance-hall where his band had been playing.
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Atlantean / Bob Quinn.
Abstract: The Atlantean trilogy is a voyage of discovery. When Bob Quinn first heard sean-nos singing in his adopted home of Connemara in the West of Ireland he was fascinated by a musical form that seemed outside the European tradition
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Ballykissangel. Complete series one and complete series two.
Ballykea / World Productions for the BBC in association with BBC Worldwide. c2003.
4 videodiscs (ca. 700 min.)
Originally produced as episodes of the television program Ballykissangel in 1996 and 1997.
Abstract: Life is a challenge for any priest in a small mountain town, and Father Peter Clifford has to save his parishioner's souls without falling for Assumpta Fitzgerald.
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Ballykissangel. Series three.
Ballykea / World Productions for the BBC in association with BBC, 2004.
3 videodiscs (600 min.).
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Bachelors walk. series one/ written & directed by John Carney, Kiernan Carney, Tom Hall. Dublin: RTE, 2003.
2 videodiscs (320 min.) : DVD
Season 1 of the Irish sit-com. new 20050621
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Beckett on film / Blue Angel Films; Tyrone Productions.
London: Clarence Pictures, c2001.
4 videodiscs (10 hrs., 47 min.) : + 1 book ; DVD.
Produced by Michael Colgan & Alan Moloney.
Vol. I: Waiting for Godot / director, Michael Lindsay-Hogg -- Not I / director, Neil Jordan -- Rough for theatre I / director, Kieron J. Walsh -- Ohio impromptu / director, Charles Sturridge.
Vol. II: Krapp's last tape / director, Atom Egoyan -- What where / director, Damien O'Donnell -- Footfalls / director, Walter Asmus -- Come and go / director, John Crowley -- Act without words I / director, Karel Reisz
Vol. III: Happy days / director, Patricia Rozema -- Catastrophe / director, David Mamet -- Rough for theatre II / director, Katie Mitchell -- Breath / director, Damien Hirst -- That time / director, Charles Garrad
Vol. IV: Enda Hughes -- A piece of monologue / director, Robin Lefèvre -- Play / director, Anthony Minghella -- Rockaby / director, Richard Eyre
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Blackwater lightship / Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions, 2004.
1 videodisc (ca. 98 min.)
Based on the novel by Colm Toibin. Includes "The making of The Blackwater lightship"; about the production; biographies.
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Blood and belonging / a presentation of Films for the Humanities & Sciences; BBC Wales/Primedia co-production in association with Primetime PLC. Princeton, N.J.: Films for the Humanities and Sciences, 1993.
Abstract: Presents the presenter's perception of nationalist tendencies in Yugoslavia, among the Kurds, in Germany, Ukraine, Northern Ireland, and Quebec.
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Bloody Sunday / Paramount Classics and Portman Film present in association with Granada, The Film Council, and Bord Scannan na Eirean/ [United States] : Paramount Home Entertainment, , c2002.
Abstract: Recreation of the events of "Bloody Sunday", Jan. 30, 1972, when British troops fired on unarmed protesters in Derry, Northern Ireland. BY the end of the day, 13 civilians were dead and 14 more wounded in the tumult and tragedy of Northern Ireland's darkest day.
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Bloom / Odyssey Pictures; directed by Sean Walsh.
MTI Home Video, 
1 videodisc (ca. 113 min.), DVD, region 1.
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Books in the blood / Parzival Productions.
[Galway, Ireland] : Parzival Productions, c1999.
Abstract: Tells the story of Des and Maureen Kenny, who established Kenny's Bookshop and Art Gallery in a depressed 1940's Ireland, a project that was to have a significant effect on Ireland's literary and artistic landscape.
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The Boy from Mercury / Martin Duffy.
Abstract: Harry Cronin's got problems. He's lost his father, his mother seems as old as God... to Harry there can only be one answer ... he's an alien form the planet Mercury!
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Breakfast on Pluto / written by Neil Jordan and Patrick McCabe.
Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2006.
1 videodisc (ca. 129 min.) DVD; region 1.
Abstract: As foster kid Patrick 'Kitten' Braden grows up, he leaves behind his small-town life in Ireland for London, where he's reborn as a transvestite cabaret singer in the 1960s and 70s.
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Bringing it all back home / produced by Hummingbird Productions in 1991 for BBC Television in association with RTE; Philip King, producer.
Abstract: A five-part documentary about the journey, influence, and development of Irish music.
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The butcher boy / screenplay by Neil Jordan and Patrick McCabe ; directed by Neil Jordan.
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 
1 videodisc (110 min.) DVD, region 1.
Based on the novel by Patrick McCabe. Francie lives with a violent, alcoholic father and a manic depressive, suicidal mother. After his mother’s death, Francie sinks into paranoia thanks mainly to his nasty neighbour Mrs. Nugent. He begins to imagine visions of the Virgin Mary. After his father dies, Francie's becomes more despondent, culminating in an extremely bloody murder, arrest, and Francie’s committal to an asylum.
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Cal / Eastern Counties Newspapers Group Limited. Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video, .
Abstract: A harrowing, sensitive love story set within the hatred of strife-torn Northern Ireland.
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Celtic feet: Irish dancing step by step with Colin Dunne / presented by Wienerworld Limited. Bethesda, MD: Distributed by Acorn Media, , c1995.
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Celtic woman, a new journey: live at Slane Castle, Ireland / a Brennus Production for Celtic Woman Ltd.
EMI Manhattan, 2007.
1 videodisc (100 min.). DVD
Celtic Woman returns with a brand new concert special from the legendary Irish venue Slane Castle.
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Celtic Woman. A Christmas celebration.
Celtic Woman Limited, 2007.
1 videodisc (60 min.) DVD.
A glowing performance of Carol of the Bells; Silent Night; White Christmas; Away in a Manger; Ding Dong, Merrily on High; Little Drummer Boy; The Christmas Song; and other holiday favorites. Recorded live at the Helix in Dublin,
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Charles Haughey's Ireland / Pipeline Productions. Garden City, N.Y.: Rego Irish Records, Tapes & Video, [198-?]
Abstract: Charles J. Haughey, former Irish prime minister, presents his personal vision of the Ireland he loves, its people, its history, its sporting and cultural events, and its places of interest.
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Claíocha arda: saol agus saothar Mháirtín Uí Chadhain/ editor and producer, Rónán Ó Dubhthaigh.
Galway : Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, 2006.
1 DVD (21 min.) + booklet.
In Irish. The life and writing of Máirtín Ó Cadhain, including archival footage of interviews.
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Come dance with me in Ireland / An Fáinne Rince Club; produced and directed by Simon Betson. Cork, Ireland: Ossian, c1996.
Abstract: Some of Ireland's best artists perform Irish set dancing. All sets are recorded as danced in native areas. Each set is preceded by a demonstration, and there is a preview with voice-over instructions prior to each figure.
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Come west along the road. Volume 1 / produced by Nicholas Carolan.
Dublin : Radio Telefís Éireann, c2005.
1 videodisc (105 min.), suitable for all regions.
Various musicians, singers, dancers. Presented and researched by Nicholas Carolan.
Come West Along the Road is a popular long-running television series of Irish traditional music broadcast since 1994 by RTÉ, the Irish national broadcaster, and in its Irish-language version Siar an Bóthar since 2001 by TG4, the national Irish-language channel. The series takes its title from a well known traditional reel and is an invitation to the West, traditionally the Irish region of the past.
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The Commitments / Beacon Communications Corporation a First Film Company/Dirty Hands Production. Beverly Hills, CA: Fox Video, c1992.
Abstract: Story of a young rebel soul band from the Dublin ghetto, and their struggle to make it in the music business.
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Convent walls are falling down / Radharc Films
Dublin, IE.: Radharc Films, 1971.
1 videodisc (27 min.) : DVD-R.
"A compilation of a two-part Radharc report. In 1971 enormous changes were taking place in women's religious orders, not least in the way that nuns wanted to be perceived. The changes did not come without reluctance and some opposition from church authorities. This film features the Presentation Sisters and the Sisters of Mercy and was filmed inside the convent walls." -- Radharc Films
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Cowboys & angels / TLA Releasing and Wide Eye Films present in association with Board Scannan na Heireann/Irish Film [United States] : TLA Releasing, c2004.
Abstract: Shane is a shy civil servant striking out on his own. Vincent is a gay fashion design student looking for a roommate. When they cross paths, a frienship begins with Vincent helping pull Shane from his shell and sending him on the road to fabulousness. However, Shane becomes involved in drug running and falls for Vincent's best friend Gemma.
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Crush proof / directed by Paul Tickell ; produced by Kees Kasander ; screenplay by James Mathers. [Dublin] : Clarence Pictures, c1999.
Abstract: Neal, fresh out of prison, is reunited with his gang of horse loving misfits. On the run from the police, he rides out to settle a score with the drug dealer who set him up. Pursued by an obsessive detective and a police posse, the gang is forced to hide out in the Wicklow mountains where a violent showdown is inevitable.
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The crying game / written and directed by Neil Jordan. [Van Nuys, Calif.] : LIVE Home Video, 
Abstract: A haunting, humorous and shocking romantic thriller about Irish terrorists, their hostage and the hostage's exotic girlfriend.
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Dancing at Lughnasa / Capitol Films, Sony Pictures Classics ... [et al.]; screenplay by Frank McGuinness; produced by Noel Pearson; directed by Pat O'Connor.
Abstract: Despite their hardships, five sisters living in rural Ireland in 1936 are able to embrace life and all its complexities and dance with joy in their hearts.
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Dancing on dangerous ground: dare to dance / Warner Music Vision ; an NVC Arts Production in association with Tricky Feat Ltd.
West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur, 
1 videodisc (127 min.), DVD, region 1.
This thrilling Irish dance drama features Riverdance stars Jean Butler and Colin Dunne, who also devised and choreographed the show. Based on the ancient Irish myth of Diarmuid and Grania, it is a dramatic Celtic love story of bravery, betrayal and vengeance.
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The Dawning / TVS, The Vista Organization present; Lawson Productions. [Van Nuys, Calif.] : LIVE Home Video, 1993.
Abstract: In 1920 Ireland, a young woman enlisted in a dangerous mission by an IRA gunman faces life-and-death choices when what seemed to be a romantic game leads to violence and revolution.
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The dead / Vestron Video.
Stamford, CT : Vestron Video, c1988, 1987.
1 videocassette (VHS) (82 min.).
Director, John Huston; based on the story "The dead" by James Joyce. Takes place in turn-of-the century Dublin, at a holiday feast vibrant with food and spirit. A young couple at the party, Gretta and Gabriel Conroy, seem to have everything to be grateful for. But that night, a tenor's voice recalls poignant memories, and Gabriel learns of his wife's unforgotten young love.
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December bride / a film by Thaddeus O'Sullivan; MD Wax/Courier Films. [S.l.]: Fox Lorber, 1993.
Abstract: Set in Ireland at the turn of the century December Bride is the story of a young woman who takes two brothers as her lovers. An unconventional love story.
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Derek Mahon / the Lannan Foundation ;directed by Dan Griggs. -- Los Angeles, CA : The Foundation, c1994.
Abstract: Derek Mahon, born in Belfast, is one of the most important Irish poets writing today. Mr.Mahon's rich, elegant, and elegiac poetry exemplifies the creative vitality of contemporary Irish verse. He has published more than 12 books of poetry, as well as several verse translations. Derek Mahon, who received a Lannan Poetry Fellowship, read from his Selected poems on March 8, 1994, and talked with Michael Silverblatt.
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Diary of a debutante / Produced and directed by Liz Kinsella.\
Ireland: Paradise Pictures, c2006.
1 videodisc (46 min.).
Three girls named Tanya, Rita and Charlene share their three days of preparation for their debutante ball.
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The disappearance of Finbar / directed by Sue Clayton ; produced by Bertil Ohlsson, Martin Bruce-Clayton ; written by Dermot Bolger and Sue Clayton. [Dublin] : Clarence Pictures, 1999.
Abstract: Finbar Flynn gets a chance to try out with an international soccer team and escape the grim circumstances of his youth. When he has to return a month later with his tail between his legs, he decides to end it all by jumping off a bridge. His body is never found and his best friend Danny, remains convinced he's still alive. After the local band scores a huge
international hit with "Finbar Flynn, where are you now?", Danny gets a drunken phone call from Finbar somewhere in Scandinavia and heads off to find him.
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DruidSynge: The plays of John Millington Synge
Dublin: Radio Telefis Eireann, 2007
1 videodisc DVD
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Eavan Boland / the Lannan Foundation; directed by Dan Griggs. Los Angeles, CA: The Foundation, c1994.
Abstract: "Eavan Boland is a major Irish poet, and in her nine books of poetry she explores the relationship between gender, art, and national identity--'the meeting place between womanhood and history.' Eavan Boland read from in a time of violence and outside history on November 16, 1994, in Los Angeles. She discussed her work with Los Angeles poet Eloise Klein Healy whose books include Artemis in Echo Park and Ordinary wisdom"--Container.
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Edel Quinn / co-produced by the Daughters of St. Paul and Pastoral Communications, Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens. -- Boston, MA
Abstract: Unable to enter the convent because of poor health, this young Irish woman realized that she had received her calling in the Legion of Mary, a lay group, and was sent by the Legion to spend the rest of her life as a missionary to Africa.
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Far and away / directed by Ron Howard; Universal City Studios, Inc. and Imagine Films Entertainment, 1992, 1998.
Abstract: A poor but proud Irish tenant farmer accompanies the spoiled and headstrong daughter of a wealthy landlord to America in a quest for land.
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Fr. Casey and the land war/ A Radharc Films Production for Radio Telefís Éireann. Dublin: Radharc Films, c1992.
1 videodisc ( 28 min.) : DVD
"Anyone passing through abbeyfeale, on the road to Kerry can't help but notice the fine bronze statue in the main square. It was built in honor of one of the great leaders of the Land War, Fr. Casey, the parish priest. This film was made in the early 1960s and includes interviews with elderly people who remembered the late stages of the land war and the vivid stories regaled by their parents and elders."
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Fr. Murphy and Boulavogue
Dublin, Ireland : Radharc Films : Esras Films, [2007?]
1 videodisc (27 min.) This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.
Presents the history of the Rebellion of Wexford in 1798, focusing on the leader, John Murphy.
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Father Ted: the complete series 1 / BBC America; a Hat Trick Production for Channel 4.: BBC Video, c2001.
1 videodisc (ca. 148 min.), DVD.
Good luck, Father Ted -- Entertaining Father Stone -- The passion of St. Tibulus -- Competition time -- And God created woman -- Grant unto him eternal rest.
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The field / Avenue Pictures presents a Granada Film; producer, Noel Pearson; director, Jim Sheridan. Van Nuys, CA: Live Home Video, , c1990.
Abstract: The field is a plot of land in rural Ireland, rented and tended by an old man. When the owner sells the land to an American developer the old man decides to fight the change, regardless of the cost.
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Flight of the doves / screenplay by Frank Gabrielson and Ralph Nelson ; produced and directed by Ralph Nelson. Watford : Cinema Club, c1997.
Abstract: Constantly bullied by their cruel stepfather, Finn Dove and his little sister Derval, decide to run away to Ireland. But their wicked uncle discovers the children are heirs to a fortune and if they die or can't be found, he stands to inherit the money. A master of disguise, the wicked uncle pursues the children as they stow away on a steamer bound for Dublin.
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Fortune / written and produced by Liam Ó Móchain ; directed by Alan Friel.
Ireland : Siar A Rachas Muid Productions, c1996.
1 videocassette (26 min.) : VHS.
A dying man tells his life story to his priest as a bedside confession. Some Irish with English subtitles. Shot on location in Bunratty Folk Park, Co. Clare.
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From a whisper to a scream / produced in association with Radio Telefis Éireann; produced & directed by David Heffernan. [S.l.]: Fox Lorber CentreStage: Winstar TV & Video, c2001.
Abstract: Ireland has produced some of the most popular and acclaimed music of recent decades. Featuring rare archival footage, exclusive interviews and live performance clips, this film presents thrilling highlights from over 30 years of Irish popular music.
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From shore to shore: Irish traditional music in New York City / a presentation of Cherry Lane Productions & the Irish Arts Center, NYC; producer/director, Patrick Mullins. Truckee, Calif.: Cherry Lane Productions, c1993.
Abstract: Examines both the continuity and the changes that have affected Irish traditional music since the turn of the century. Using New York City as the focus, this documentary mixes historic photographs and film footage with contemporary interviews and performances.
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A further gesture: / Channel Four Films.
[Dublin] : A Zephr Films, Samson Films/Road Movies, Drite Production, 1999.
1 videocassette (98 min.).
Stephen Rea is Dowd, a long-term inmate in a high security H-BLOCK prison near Belfast. When he escapes as part of a daring mass breakout, the survivors head back to their former lives while Dowd heads for New York and a new beginning.
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Gael force / a Tyrone ... [et al.] production; director, Ian McGarry; producer, John Masterson. [Canoga Park, Calif.] : MVP Home Entertainment ; Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment, c2000.
Abstract: Live performances from Ireland's greatest musicians and performers.
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Gangs of New York / Miramax Films presents a Martin Scorsese picture an Alberto Grimaldi production, a Miramax Films presentation.
Miramax Home Entertainment ; Burbank, Calif.: Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, c2002.
2 videodiscs (166 min.).
Abstract: Irish immigrants poured into the New York neighborhood of Five Points. "Billy the Butcher" bands his fellow "Native Americans" into a gang to take on the Irish gang "The Dead Rabbits," organized by Priest Vallon. After an bloody clash Vallon is dead and his son ends up in a brutal reform school. In 1862, that boy returns to seek vengeance against the man that killed his father.
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The general / Sony Pictures Classics; Merlin Films; directed by John Boorman.
1 videocassette (ca. 124 min.) : VHS
For twenty years Gangster Martin Cahill eluded capture by the police. Thumbing his nose at authority, Cahill wound up stealing over $60 million until the IRA decided to put him out of business once and for all.
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Grace O'Malley, the Pirate Queen.
Dublin: Radharc Films , c1984.
1 videodisc (27 min.).
Anne Chambers, author of "Granuaile", recreates in this Radharc program the life and times of Grace O’Malley, or Granuaile (c.1530-c.1603).
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Green fire & ice / Picture Start, Inc. Chicago, Il. : Picture Start, Inc., c1994.
Abstract: Footage to capture the unique spirit and style of the World Champion Trinity Irish Dancers.
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Grosse Ile: gateway and graveyard / written and directed by Joseph Dunn. Dublin, Ireland: Radharc Films; New York, NY: Distributed by Celtic Video, c1992.
Abstract: Hundreds of thousands of Irish immigrated to North America between 1832 and 1860. Grosse Ile was chosen as a quarantine station by Canada and became the final port of call for many after they were turned away from American ports.
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Guiltrip / written and directed by Gerard Stembridge ; produced by Ed
Guiney. [Dublin] : Clarence Pictures, 1999.
Abstract: Army corporal Liam and wife Tina live on a housing estate on the edge of a small Irish town. After Liam arrives home drunk one night, the couple gets into bitter arguments which result in a series of flashbacks from which life-changing secrets emerge.
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Guinness times: the story of the Guinness brewery / a Gabbro production for Radio Telefís Éireann.
Radio Telefís Éireann, c2002.
1 videorecording (ca. 55 min. ) : VHS, NTSC, American TV standard.
"This is the story of the Guinness Brewery in Dublin... This is the first time that the story of Guinness has been told in writing and in pictures by an insider. His name is Al Byrne and he worked in this extraordinary place from 1938 to 1978."
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Hang up your brightest colors: the life and death of Michael Collins / produced and directed by Antony Thomas. Highland Mills, N.Y. Irish Visions USA [1997?]
Abstract: Follows the life and career of Michael Collins, Irish patriot, who escaped execution after the 1916 Rising and led a guerilla army against the British.
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The hanging gale / a Little Bird Production in association with Kensington Fields for BBC Northern Ireland .
Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, 
2 videodiscs (ca. 205 min.).
The sons of the Phelan family - two farmers, a schoolteacher, and a priest - are torn between nonviolent protest and bloody revolt during the Irish potato famine of the 1840s.
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The hard road to Klondike: from Rotha mór an tSaoil, the autobiography of Michael MacGowan / producer, Sylvia Stevens ; director, Desmond Bell
Faction Films in association with Glass Machine Productions, 1999.
1 videocassette (ca. 65 min.), NTSC.
Autobiography of Donegal native Michael MacGowan, who wandered from Ireland to Montana to the Yukon Gold Rush in the late 1800s.
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The harp in the south / produced by Anthony Buckley; directed by George Whaley; screenplay by Ruth Park and George Whaley.
Abstract: Follows the life and times of an Irish-Australian family, the Darcy's, of Number 12 1/2 Plymouth Street, Surry Hills - a Sydney slum. They are a poor working class family, living among tenement houses, razor gangs, brothels and sly- grog shops of the old Surry Hills.
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Harp of my country: a musical biography: Thomas Moore, 1779-1852: Ireland's national poet. [Dublin, Ireland: Anner Film Productions, c1987]
Abstract: Enacts the life of Thomas Moore, Irish composer, featuring many of his greatest melodies.
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Dublin: RTE, 2006.
1 videodisc DVD
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Hear my song / Miramax Films. [S.l.]: Miramax Home Video: Hollywood, CA: Paramount (distributor), , c1991.
Abstract: A young man who has lost the affections of his ladylove thinks he can win her back by locating the reclusive Irish tenor her mother once loved.
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Here are ladies / produced by Sedge moor Productions. New York, N.Y.: Arthur Cantor Films, 1987.
Abstract: Women as seen through the eyes of Irish authors.
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A history of Ireland / presented by Brian Munn. Garden City, N.Y.: Rego Irish Records & Tapes, 1989.
Abstract: Describes the various stages of Irish history starting with ancient Ireland and New grange on through to the Celts, St. Patrick, the Vikings, the Normans, penal times, the great famine, the 1916 rising, and the formation of the republic. Also incorporates a section on Irish genealogy, "Tracing your roots."
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How to cheat in the leaving certificate / original screenplay: Graham Jones, Tadhg O'Higgins ; adapted screenplay: Graham Jones, Aislinn O'Loughlin ; produced by Graham Jones, Ciara Flanagan ; directed by Graham Jones. [Dublin] : Clarence Pictures, 1999.
Abstract: The story of six pupils who set out to cheat on their Leaving Certificate exams, a series of standardized tests administered to secondary school students in Ireland.
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Hush-a-bye baby / produced by Derry Film & Video Workshop. -- [Dublin?] : Channel Four Television, c1989.
Abstract: This remarkable debut feature from the Derry Film and Video Workshop manages successfully to combine several contentious issues,including unwanted teenage pregnancy, the Irish abortion referendum and the 'supergrass' trials.
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In the name of the father / Universal Pictures presents a Hell's Kitchen / Gabriel Byrne Production. Universal City, Calif.: MCA Universal Home Video, 1994, c1993.
Abstract: Fact-based film about Gerry Conlon, the young Irish punk who is caught in the wrong place at the wrong time and forced to confess to a terrorist bombing. He and his father, along with friends of Gerry, are found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. There, his father shows his true strength, and Gerry works to prove their innocence and clear his father's name.
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The Informer / RKO Radio Pictures. New York, N.Y.: VidAmerica, Inc., c1987.
Abstract: The story of hard drinking Gippo Nolan who informs on a buddy in order to collect a reward during the Irish rebellion. He squanders the money on women and drink, and then suffers intense emotional anguish.
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Ireland, a writer's island / a Vincent Corcoran Film Production. Garden City, N.Y.: Rego Irish Records & Tapes, c1990.
Abstract: A tour of Irish landscapes which influenced the writings of John Millington Synge, William Butler Yeats, James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, Oliver Goldsmith, Patrick Kavanagh, Bernard Shaw, George Farquhar, Jonathan Swift, Brendan Behan, George Moore, Thomas Moore, George Russell, Sean O'Casey, Frank O'Connor.
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An Irish American story / filmed edited and produced by Cob Carlson. New York]: Cinema Guild, c1996.
Abstract: The story of the filmmaker's grandmother, Mae Dillon, who immigrated to America (Bridgeport, Connecticut) from Ireland.
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The Irish at Gettysburg / an HMS Production; produced by David DeVries. North Hollywood, CA: Greystone Communications, c1998.
Abstract: From the Army of the Potomac's famous Irish Brigade to Lee's legendary Louisiana Tigers, the Irish would add their own special chapter to the saga of the Civil War's greatest battle. Shows Irishmen on both sides at Gettysburg as they displayed courage and valor.
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Irish Civil War: the madness from within / presented by Bryan Dobson ; produced and directed by Colm Magee.
Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanitites & Sciences, c1999.
1 videocassette (59 min.): VHS.
"In 1922, the people of Ireland turned against each other in one of the bloodiest civil wars in history. In the aftermath, the country descended into a subversive, fratricidal conflict that lasted for decades. This program features interviews with participants in the Civil War, some in their 90s, whose passionate defense of the side they took remains as strong and vivid as ever. Interviews are interwoven throughout with archival footage and photographs from the period”
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Irish destiny: a film / by George Dewhurst ; filmed by Joe Rosenthal ; written and directed by I.J. Eppel.
Dublin: Irish Film Institute: RTÉ, 2006.
1 videodisc (70 min.) : DVD
During the War of Independence and the Anglo-Irish Truce of 1920-1921, the love affair of Denis O'Hara and his fiancee, Moira Barry, is interwoven with incidents from the war shown through actuality material including the burning of Cork City and of the Customs House. The Walsh Family Endowed Collection in Irish Studies.
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The Irish Empire / Winstar T.V. & Video, Inc. New York, N.Y.: Winstar T.V. & Video, inc.; c2000
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The Irish in America long journey home / Walt Disney Studios presents [in association with WGBH Boston; a Lennon Documentary Group production].
Abstract: A celebration of a people who helped build America; includes musical performances.
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Irish martyrs / presented by Mary McAleese. Boston, MA: Veritas Video Productions, c1990
Abstract: Dramatic recreation of 16th century Dublin, Ireland, depicting the persecution of 17 Catholics who were accused of treason: bishops, priests, religious, laymen and women. They accepted tortures and death rather than renounce their faith. These martyrs were beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1992.
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The Irish theatre O'Casey's Juno and the paycock / Northwood Institute and the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Theatre Arts; directed by Ronald Bishop. New York: IASTA, c1983.
Abstract: Tells the story of the Abbey Theatre in Dublin and of the career of Sean O'Casey. Includes scenes from his play "Juno and the paycock."
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Irish theater : raw bones and poetry / written and presented by Richard Eyre; a BBC/Thirteen WNET co-production; produced and directed by Mary Downes.
Princeton, N.J.: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2004.
1 videodisc (50 min.): DVD.
"This program, hosted by renowned theater director Sir Richard Eyre, describes the battle for an authentic Irish theater, a theater of the working class, with realistic language and gritty social and political content. The influences of Oscar Wilde, William Butler Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, John Millington Synge, and Sean O'Casey are analyzed in detail …” Endowment. new 20060925
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Joyce, Yeats and Wilde: Seamus Heaney and Richard Ellmann in conversation / producer, Sean O'Mordha.
Princeton, N.J.: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2003.
1 videodisc (40 min.) : DVD.
Irish poet, Seamus Heaney, and Richard Ellmann, a Goldsmith Professor at Oxford University, discuss the lives and works of Oscar Wilde, William Butler Yeats and James Joyce and share their own insights into these Irish literary greats.
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Juno and the paycock / British International Pictures Ltd.
[Burbank, Calif.: Hollywood's Attic, c1996]
Abstract: After a poor man's legacy fails to come through, his armless son is shot by an informer. A dramatic story of Ireland and the Dublin Rebellion.
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Kennedy's Ireland / Dublin Productions. [S.l.]: MPI Home Video, 
Abstract: Travel with J.F. Kennedy on his 1963 trip back to his roots in Ireland. Includes film footage from the tour, excerpts from his speeches, and historic reenactments of Irish history.
Lamb / Washington, DC / Capitol Home Video, c1995.
Abstract: Lamb focuses on the relationship between Brother Michael Lamb, a teacher in a Roman Catholic-run institution for troubled boys on the A trim Coast of Ireland, and 10-year old Owen Kane, the school's most unruly pupil. Dumped into the institution by his abusive mother, Owen is an incorrigible mess who smokes cigarettes, curses, wets his bed, picks fights and has epileptic seizures...
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Live over Ireland: Water from the well; The Chieftains / Eagle Rock Entertainment PLC; Dreamchaser Productions; produced by Ned O'Hanlon; directed by Maurice Linane. Chatsworth, CA: Image Entertainment, 
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The Lonely passion of Judith Hearne / Handmade Films.
Los Angeles, CA : Cannon Video, c1988.
1 videocassette (120 min.) : VHS format.
Judith is a naive, abandoned spinster struggling to maintain her fragile dignity in a succession of shoddy Dublin boarding houses. A younger man enters her life with promises of love and companionship. When her fantasy is shattered she must face her loneliness and summon up the spiritual courage to carry on.
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Lord of the dance / Unicorn Entertainment Ltd. New York: PolyGram Video, c1997.
Abstract: "Michael Flatley takes to the stage in a stunning Celtic dance spectacular which re-tells Irish folk legend in a dazzling and updated style."
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A love divided / a Parallel Films production ; BBC Films ; Irish Film Board ; Arts Council of Northern Ireland ; a film by Sydney Macartney. -- [Dublin] : Clarence Pictures, c1999.
Abstract: Based on a true incident in County Wexford,Ireland, the film tells how one family's problem in dealing with a religious decision swept up first a town, and then a country. Sean and Sheila Cloney are Catholic and Protestant. In order to marry in the Catholic Church, Sheila signs the required Ne Temere pledge that she will raise their children as Catholics. She honors this pledge for a long time. When the parish priest, Father Stafford, insists that her oldest daughter attend Catholic school, she draws the line, believing that she and her husband should decide what schools their children attend.
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The Magdalene sisters / Miramax Films... [et al.] ; a film by Peter Mullan ; produced by Frances Higson ; written and directed by Peter Mullan.-- [United States] : Miramax Home Entertainment ;Burbank, Calif. : Buena Vista Home Entertainment,[2004?].
Abstract: In Ireland in the 1960s, four women were sent to the Magdalene Laundries,an institution for "fallen" women, where they will atone for their sins through a regimented life of work and prayer. They all had to work in the laundry, where the strict nuns would break everyone's wills through sadistic punishment. Based on a true story.
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The Making of Rocky road to Dublin / director, Paul Duane.
First Run/Icarus Films, .
1 videodisc (27 min.) : DVD
Discusses the making of the film, Rocky road to Dublin, and its reception at the Cannes festival and afterwards in Ireland and elsewhere. Includes interviews with Peter Lennon, who made the film, and Raoul Coutard, who did the photography.
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Man of Aran / Gaumont-British Picture Corporation Ltd.; directed by Robert Flaherty; a Gainsborough Picture.
Abstract: Documents the life of a family in a small fishing village in the Aran Islands, Ireland, as it struggles to win the daily battle against its magnificent opponent--the sea.
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A Man of no importance / B.B.C. Northern Ireland. Majestic Films in association with Newcomm and BBC Films present a Little Bird Production. Culver City, Calif.: Columbia Tri-Star Home Video, 1995, c1994.
Abstract: A bus driver dreams of producing a play by his hero, Oscar Wilde, with his theatrical troupe of untalented amateurs. When a beautiful young woman gets on his bus he forges ahead with his plan in spite of the opposition of his sister and his landlord.
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Mayo [videorecording] / Mayo Ballylynan, Co. Kildare, Ire.: Shorway Video; Garden City, N.J.: manufactured and distributed by Rego Irish Records & Tapes, Inc., 1991.
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Maze / a Lion Television Production for WGBH Boston and Channel 4 in association with Radio Telefis Eireann.
PBS Home Video, c2002.
1 videocassette (57 min.), VHS.
Tells the story of Maze prison, just twelve miles out of Belfast, where murders, riots and dramatic escapes took place along with the beginnings of IRA participation in a political process. Features interviews with former inmates and guards.
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Michael Collins / Geffen Pictures; directed by Neil Jordan; produced by Stephen Woolley. Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video, c1997.
Abstract: The film features the life of a man whose dreams inspired hope, whose words ignited passion, whose courage forged a nation's destiny.
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Michael Hartnett necklace of wrens / producer, David Power; director, Pat Collins. Galway, Ire.: Power Pictures, 1999.
Abstract: "Necklace of Wrens is a documentary profile on the life of one of Ireland's leading contemporary poets, Michael Hartnett, from his early days in Newcastle West Co. Limerick, to present."--Container.
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Mise Éire / arna léiriú ag Gael-Linn ; [George Morrison, director]. Baile
Átha Cliath [Dublin] : Gael-Linn, .
Abstract: Presents the history of Ireland from the 1890s through 1918,
using contemporary newsreel footage and still photos.
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Mise Éire / arna léiriú ag Gael-Linn ; [George Morrison, director ; Seán Mac Réamoinn, commentary].
Baile Átha Cliath [Dublin, Ireland]: Gael-Linn, 2006.
1 videodisc (ca. 85 min.): DVD-video. In Irish Gaelic, with English subtitles.
Includes additional material: An tine bheo (1966), Amharc Éireann (1959, 1960).
Mise Éire: Presents the history of Ireland from the 1896 through 1918, using contemporary newsreel footage and still photos. It features the momentous events surrounding Easter Week 1916, and additional footage of Dublin during the Rising and of the main protagonists, including Clarke, Connolly, de Valera and Pearse.
An tine bheo : Veterans revisit the scenes of battle and recall the events of the 1916 Rising.
Amharc Éireann: Discusses the making of the film Mise Éire and its premiere. Originally released as a motion picture in 1959.
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Moondance / Majestic Films. -- Dublin : Little Bird/MFG/Lodge Production, 1999.
Abstract: Brothers Patrick and Dominic enjoy their independent existence living with their eccentric mother. All this changes with the arrival of Anya. VHS PAL.
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Northern Ireland chronicle [London? British Information Services?, 1982?]
Abstract: A history from the British point of view of the conflict in Northern Ireland from 1600 to ca. 1981. Includes interviews and documentary footage.
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Nothing personal / Channel Four Films with the participation of Bord Scannán na héireann/The Irish Film Board and British Screen presents a Little Bird Production; a film by Thaddeus O'Sullivan. [United States]: Trimark Home Video, 1997.
Abstract: It is 1975 and civil war has exploded in Belfast, Ireland. Kenny, the leader of a gang of Loyalists assassins, must control his men before he can control the city. When Liam, a single father of two children, is kidnapped by Kenny's crew, Kenny must come to grips with the meaning of loyalty and the wisdom of war.
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One man's hero / Silver Lion.
Santa Monica, CA: MGM Home Entertainment, c2000.
1 videodisc (122 min.), DVD
Based on the true story of the Saint Patrick Battalion, a group of soldiers enlisted from Ireland to fight in the Mexican War. When they are treated harshly for their religious convictions, they escape across the border into the enemy territory of Mexico, where they must convince a Mexican rebel leader to let them fight agianst the U.S. so they can protect their beliefs.
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Ordinary decent criminals / Icon Entertainment International presents a Little Bird production in association with Tatfilm and Trigger Street Productions, a film by Thaddeus O'Sullivan. Burbank, Calif. : Buena Vista Home Entertainment, , c1999.
Abstract: Follows the adventures of Michael Lynch, a thief, bigamist, liar, and criminal genius who robs from the rich to give to the poor. He has two fundamental beliefs: be loyal to your own and the hell with the establishment. As his ego gets bigger and bigger, he enjoys his notoriety more than the cash it brings. Determined to break him, the police increases its harassment of the whole gang, as Michael makes a mistake that could threaten his good name with the public and his reliability as a bread-winner.
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Origins / produced by Radharc Films. Bronx, NY: Irish Visions [distributor], c1991.
Abstract: Describes the origins of the conflict between the people of Ireland by looking at the differences in traditions of the Irish and the Scots, the Protestants and the Catholics, and the natives and the newcomers.
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Oscar Wilde: spendthrift of genius / produced by Radio Telefís Éireann; written by Richard Ellman. Princeton, N.J.: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1994, c1986.
Abstract: A portrait of the multi-talented and self-destructive genius that is generously sprinkled with Wilde's infamous bon mots. Includes the only known recording by Wilde of "The Ballad of Reading Goal."
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Out of Ireland / an American Focus production. [Charlottesville, Va.] : American Focus, Inc.; New York, N.Y.: Shanachie Entertainment, 1995, c1994.
Abstract: Examines the history of the seven million Irish who immigrated to America in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries including the causes of the exodus and the immigrant experience in the United States. Uses photographs, archival footage, manuscript material and interviews with Irish immigrants to describe their experiences and the profound influence they have had on American culture.
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Paddy Noonan's let's have an Irish party / Rego Records Production. Garden City, N.Y.: Rego Video, 1983.
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Pavee Lackeen: the traveller girl / An Lár Films, with the assistance of Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board.
[London] : Verve Pictures, 
1 videodisc (85 min.), DVD format; region 2 PAL.
"Ten-year-old Winnie lives with her mother and siblings in a dilapilated trailer on the side of the road in a desolate industrialized area of contemporary Dublin. Following Winnie through several weeks of her life as she struggles with her identity as a young Traveller girl. Pavee Lackeen dispels stereotypes to offer an intimate portrait of a resilient and spirited youngster and her proud, dignified family struggling day by day against faceless bureaucracy, poverty and prejudice.
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The penal days / produced by Radharc Films. Bronx, NY: Irish Visions [distributor] c1991.
Abstract: Focuses on the tragic effect of the Irish penal laws of the 17th century on every aspect of Irish Catholic life.
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Philadelphia, here I come / screenplay by Brian Friel.
New York: Kino on Video; Kino International Corporation, c2003.
1 videodisc (DVD) (95 min.) :DVD format.
Based on the play by Brian Friel. Concerns the emotional struggle of a young Irishman preparing to emigrate to America, with one actor portraying his public self and another his private thoughts.
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Playboy of the western world / J. M. Synge. New York: Thorn EMI Video, [1992?].
Abstract: Comedy of an Irish farm boy who bashes his father on the head, leaves him in a potato field, and becomes a local celebrity until his father's ghost appears.
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A Portrait of the artist as a young man / screenplay by Judith Rascoe; directed by Joseph Strick; made on location in Ireland by Ulysses Film Production Ltd. Montauk, NY: Mystic Fire Video, 
Abstract: Presents the childhood, adolescence, and early manhood of an Irish poet-scholar.
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The quiet man / Republic Pictures. Los Angeles, CA: Republic Pictures Home Video, c1986.
Abstract: An American prizefighter returns to Ireland in order to forget the past and live peacefully in his village birthplace. He falls in love with the hot-tempered sister of a belligerent neighbor, and trouble ensues over the payment of her dowry.
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The quiet man / directed by John Ford; screenplay by Frank S. Nugent.
Los Angeles, CA : Republic Entertainment Inc., 2002, c1952.
1 videodisc (129 min.), DVD.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1952. Based on the story Green rushes by Maurice Walsh.
An American prizefighter returns to Ireland in order to forget the past and live peacefully in his village birthplace. He falls in love with the hot-tempered sister of a belligerent neighbor, and trouble ensues over the payment of her dowry.
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The Radharc guide to Celtic monasteries / produced by Radharc Films. [Dublin, Ireland]: Radharc Films; Bronx, N.Y.: Irish Visions USA, [199-?]
Abstract: A tour of the once thriving monastatic communities of Ireland where the light of knowledge shrone through the Middle Ages and where women played a significant role in the early Irish church.
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The Railway station man / Turner Pictures presents a BBC Films production in association with the First Film Company Ltd. and Sand Productions, Inc. New York: Turner Home Entertainment, c1993.
Abstract: Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland star as a widowed artist and an eccentric American whose blossoming romance plays against the political turmoil in present day Ireland.
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The Real Charlotte / produced for Granada Television by Gandon Productions. Richmond Hill, Ont., Canada : BFS Video, 
2 videodiscs (ca. 198 min.), DVD.
Based on the Victorian novel by Somerville and Ross. MPAA rating: Not rated. Set in