Irish Filmmaker Festival – The Boys of St. Columb’s: Weds. 10/1 @ 7pm

The Boys of St. Columb's DVD Cover
The Boys of St. Columb's DVD Cover

The Boys of St. Columb’s, produced by Kevin McCann, will be shown this Wednesday, October 1st in Fairfield University’s DiMenna-Nyselius Library in the lower level Multimedia Room. The unique film takes place during the 1940’s in Northern Ireland. The film focuses on the 1947 Education Act that enabled children from blue-collar families to enlist in Northern Ireland grammar schools.

Not only does this film give a great sense of the 1940’s historical background of Northern Ireland, but students (and faculty members of course) will find themselves inspired after viewing McCann’s work. In fact, the real-life subjects of the film include a Nobel Prize winner, a singer and songwriter, an Irish ambassador and a bishop.

Filming locations for Boys of St. Columb’s include Brandywell, Londonderry and Dublin, Ireland.

Following the exclusive screening of The Boys of St. Columb's, Producer Kevin McCann will field questions from the audience.

The Festival is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. The Festival schedule  with showings at 7 PM is as follows: October 1: Kevin McCann’s The Boys of St. Columb’s; October 8: Lelia Doolan’s Bernadette: A Political Journey; October 15: Connor Montague’s Who Needs Enemies; October 22: Alan Gilsenan’s Eliza Lynch: The Queen of Paraguay

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