War Movies and Film Festivals

Philomena Connors reviews the great offerings from Irish cinema at NYC’s simultaneously running film festivals, Irish Film America’s and Lincoln Center’s annual fests.

Irish Arts Center on WNET THIRTEEN tonight at 8!

Irish Arts Center is profiled on NYC-ARTS tonight, Thursday, May 23

Irish Films at Tribeca Film Festival This Week!

How It’s New York: Tribeca Film Festival is a New York Festival founded in 2002 by Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro and Craig Hatkoff as a response to 9/11- to remind the world, and New Yorkers too, that Manhattan, and particularly LOWER Manhaattan, is vibrant and a great place to make and screen films.  It’s […]

Movie Night Report from the New York Irish Center!

Brenda Fricker, Daniel Day-Lewis, My Left Foot How It’s New York:  …couldn’t resist having a local politician come and say how great it was.  How It’s Irish:  It had the feel of a true community event, with the raffle prizes, home-made concessions and banter.Went to the second ever MOVIE NIGHT at the New York Irish […]

New York Irish Arts Podcast August 10


Podcast: Play in new window | Download Belinda McKeon discusses inspiration and writing her book Solace; Jim Sheridan discusses Irish-American film and culture reception– and, with Gabriel Byrne, fathers and sons, during the Quiet Man Revisited Exhibit ( Sheridan’s My Left Foot at the New York Irish Center in Queens Aug. 12); Thomas Hefferon and […]

Irish Movie Night at NY Irish Center Friday Aug. 12: My Left Foot

How It’s New York:  It takes place at the NY Irish Center in Long Island City, just one stop on the 7 fro Grand Central Station.  This organization hosts sessions, ceílis, concerts and more.How It’s Irish:  The movies are Irish!  What a great idea, in the heat of summer, to watch a good movie with […]

The Quiet Man Revisited, Revisited!

How It’s New York:  MoMA is one of New York’s cultural treasures.  And Sheridan was one of the first Artistic Directors of the Irish Arts Center!How It’s Irish:  The series looks hard at representations of Ireland on film, and how they’ve used The Quiet Man to emulate and kick against.  It’s curated by Ireland’s Cultural […]

Revisiting THE QUIET MAN at MoMA: tonight through June 3rd.

How It’s New York:  MoMA is one of New York’s gems, a real cultural institution.  An exhibit like this could happen elsewhere, but it hasn’t.  Gabriel Byrne, Ireland’s Cultural Ambassador, is Honorary Chair of the Irish Arts Center.  He curated the event.   How It’s Irish:  It’s The Quiet Man.  It’s the film they show every […]