Blazing The Trail: The O’Kalems in Ireland

How It’s New York: Screened as part of  Doc NYC 2011 at the IFC Center, Peter Flynn’s Blazing the Trail documents the story of the Kalem Company, a New York-based film studio, during the early 1900s. How It’s Irish:  The Kalem Company traveled to Queenstown, County Cork, in 1910 to make the first fiction film […]

Music Unlocks Potential: Ballymun Lullaby Review

How It’s New York:  It’s part of New York’s docmentary festival DOC NYC and it includes musician Glen Hansard, sometime Brooklyn resident, and Ballymun native. The film was shown Nov. 7, only, at the IFC Center. How It’s Irish: It centers on the Dublin area Ballymun, which has long been a shortcut reference for social […]

Irish Films Tonight, Tomorrow AM at the DOC NYC Festival

How It’s New York:  the DOC NYC Festival is, in its very title, a New York event, which takes place this year from Nov. 2 – 10.  And the films are being shown at the IFC Center and NYU’s Kimmel Center, around Washington Square. The IFC Center, where these are shown, is at Sixth Avenue […]