Irish Cinema - Ourselves Alone? (1996)

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  • A Century of Irish Cinema Working

Synopsis

Looks back at the heroic work of Ireland's film pioneers, and the way Ireland has been represented on screen (including previously unseen footage of John Ford at work in Ireland). Also raising the question of the gap between local issues and international demands, especially as it affects directors such as Neil Jordan, Joe Comerford and Jim Sheridan. It focuses on feature film-making, but also examines changing government policies towards the film industry in Ireland, with the roles of Ardmore Film Studios and the Irish Film Board.

Features clips from the following films; THE QUIET MAN, THE RISING OF THE MOON, THE LUCK OF THE IRISH, SHINE ON HARVEY MOON, ODD MAN OUT, THE GENTLE GUNMAN, HUSH-A-BYE BABY, POITÍN, ANNE DEVLIN, AILSA, NOTHING PERSONAL, ANGEL, INTO THE WEST, MY LEFT FOOT, THE COMMITMENTS.

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