Irish Studies presents Puckoon – November 17th at 7pm

Irish Film Series

"The Irish in Film," a series

Image: Puckoon Wednesday, November 17  7 p.m.

DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Multimedia Room

On Wednesday, Nov. 17, the final film of the fall series will be a comedy "Puckoon" (2002), based on a novel by Spike Milligan and directed by Terrance Ryan.

The film stars a cast of offbeat characters: Sean Hughes, Elliott Gould, John Lynch,and Richard Attenborough, and gives a ficititous account of how the border was drawn between the North and the South in the imaginary town of Puckoon and the ludicrous problems it poses for those who live on either side of the divide.

Dr. William Abbott, associate professor of History, will introduce the film and afterwards field questions from the audience. Dr. Abbott teaches two courses in the Irish Studies Program: Ireland from the Middle Ages to the Present and Ireland since the Famine.

Free Open to the Public Refreshments

For more information, contact Prof. Marion White, English Dept. / ext.3021 /