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Sun, Sep 30, 2012
7:30pm
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LOS ANGELES IRISH FILM FESTIVAL 2012
Double Feature!
MAN OF ARAN / HOW THE MYTH WAS MADE: A STUDY OF ROBERT FLAHERTY'S MAN OF ARAN
Sponsored by the Irish Film Board, Irish Film Institute, Guinness, Aer Lingus, and Culture Ireland, with the support of E.L.M.A. (European Languages and Movies in America)
MAN OF ARAN
1934, ITV Studios/Park Circus, 76 min, Ireland, Dir: Robert J. Flaherty

This “fictional documentary” by Robert J. Flaherty (best known for his seminal NANOOK OF THE NORTH) focuses on the tough living conditions of native Aranites - many of whom actually play versions of themselves in the film - and bends reality while preserving the poetic atmosphere of the past. Largely silent, the film intersperses Gaelic dialogue with dramatic music, and beautifully contrasts the images of men fighting for survival with the powerful Irish seascape.


HOW THE MYTH WAS MADE: A STUDY OF ROBERT FLAHERTY'S MAN OF ARAN
1978, IFI, USA, Dir: George C. Stoney, James B. Brown

Pioneer documentarian and NYU film professor George C. Stoney, along with co-director and cinematographer James B. Brown, uncover some of the misconceptions about legendary American documentarian Robert J. Flaherty’s MAN OF ARAN by returning to Flaherty’s original interviews with islanders and piecing together how the filmmaker took liberal artistic license to construct the dynamic - and embellished - narrative of the classic film.


Aero Theatre • Sun, Sep 30, 2012 • 7:30pm
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Films in this Series at the Aero

Director Kirsten Sheridan & Actor Jack Reynor In Person!
Thu, Sep 27, 2012 - 7:30pm
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Director Ciaran Foy In Person!
Fri, Sep 28, 2012 - 7:30pm
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Director Lelia Doolan In Person!
Sat, Sep 29, 2012 - 4:00pm
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Director Kieron J. Walsh In Person!
Sat, Sep 29, 2012 - 7:30pm
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Special Senior Discount!
Mon, Oct 1, 2012 - 7:30pm
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