Irish in Film Series – The Secret of Kells: Weds., 10/17 @ 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 17, "The Secret of Kells" (2010), director Tomm Moore's Oscar-nominated animated film, will be screened. The visually compelling film draws on Irish culture and fantasy, while adhering to the actual history of the sacred text that was first undertaken in St. Columcille's monastery at Iona. Dr. Marice Rose, who teaches Celtic and Early Irish Art, will present 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