Catch a Glimpse of Erin With this Series of Irish Films
All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.
March 5, 2013
March means St. Patrick's Day. And what better way to celebrate the Emerald Isle than with a film series that captures key elements of the Irish experience?
Catch some blarney and brilliance with Luck of the Irish, screening on Saturdays in March, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. in the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Odd Man Out (UK; 1947) on March 9, 2013
Carol Reed (The Third Man) directs James Mason as an IRA gunman on the run from police following a failed robbery in Belfast. Noteworthy for its near-surreal depiction of the city from the perspective of a frightened, wounded man. With Robert Newton, Cyril Cusack.
(116 minutes; NR)
Once(Ireland; 2006) on March 16, 2013
A guitar-strumming Dublin street busker (Glen Hansard) and a Czech immigrant (Marketa Irglova) almost fall in love and definitely make great music (including the Oscar-winning song "Falling Slowly") in this gem of a mini-musical. (85 minutes; R)
Bloody Sunday(UK/Ireland; 2002) on March 23, 2013
Director Paul Greengrass (United 93, the Bourne series) offers an historic recreation of the 1972 incident in which British troops fired on marchers at a civil rights rally in Derry, Ireland. The massacre remains an open wound in the long, contested history of the British in Northern Ireland. (107 minutes; R)
The Commitments (Ireland/UK/USA; 1991) on March 30, 2013
A ragtag group of Dublin music lovers form their own rhythm-and-blues band to bring soul music to the Irish capital. This comedy features some of the most enjoyable music numbers you'll ever hear in a movie. (118 minutes; R)
Admission is free for all screenings.