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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] The Wind That Shakes the Barley Dec 7 Chicago
Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2007 17:33:37 -0500


The First Friday Film Series at the Irish American Heritage Center
presents The Wind That Shakes the Barley for its December offering.
The film is Friday, December 7 at 7:30pm. The Irish American Heritage
Center is located at 4626 North Knox Avenue in Chicago.



Father Andrew Greeley will moderate a post-film discussion on
relevant periods in Irish history. Admission is $10 and reservations
are required and tickets can be purchased by calling 773-282-7035,
ext. 10.



The Wind That Shakes the Barley, directed by Ken Loach, is set during
the Irish War of Independence (1919–21) and the subsequent Civil War
(1922–3). Written by Paul Laverty, this drama tells the story of two
County Cork, Ireland brothers, played by Cillian Murphy and Padraic
Delaney, who join the Irish Republican Army to fight for Irish
independence from Great Britain. Widely praised, the film won the
Palme d'Or at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.



The Reverend Dr. Andrew M. Greeley is an Irish-American Roman
Catholic priest, sociologist, journalist and best-selling author. He
is Professor of Sociology at the University of Arizona and is a
Research Associate with the National Opinion Research Center (NORC)
at the University of Chicago. He also writes a weekly column for the
Chicago Sun-Times and contributes regularly to The New York Times and
the National Catholic Reporter.



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