Irish in Film Series – The Guard: Weds., 10/24 @ 7pm

"The Irish in Film," the free movie series sponsored by the Irish Studies Program at Fairfield University, opens on Wednesday, October 3, with the first of four diverse films. The series, now in its fifth year, is part of Fairfield University's Arts & Minds season of cultural and intellectual programs.

On October 24, the final film of the fall series is "The Guard" (2011), directed by John Michael McDonagh, and starring Brendan Gleason as Sgt. Gerry Boyle. Set in Galway, the film concerns international drug dealers who have invaded the area causing the FBI to send an agent (Don Cheadle) to take care of business. Dr. Robert Epstein, associate professor of English, will introduce the film.

The films will be shown in the multimedia room of the DiMenna-Nyselius Library on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. Fairfield University welcomes the public to these free screenings. Light refreshments will be served.

Dr. Nels Pearson, director of the Irish Studies Program, will host the presentations. He will be joined by other Irish Studies professors, who will field questions after the films.

For more information, contact Marion White, Irish Studies Program, at (203) 254-4000, ext. 3021 or