Irish in Film Series – The Dead: Weds., 10/3 @ 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.

The series begins on Wednesday, October 3, with "The Dead" (1987), from James Joyce's 1914 collection "Dubliners." Directed by John Huston and starring Huston's daughter, Anjelica, the story is about the interrelationship between the living and the dead and how the dead are more alive than the living. Dr. Pearson 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