Irish in Film Series – Evelyn: Weds., 4/17 @ 7pm

“The Irish in Film,” the free movie series sponsored by the Irish Studies Program at Fairfield University, opens on Wednesday, April 17, with the third of four diverse films. The series, now in its fifth year, is part of Fairfield University’s Arts & Minds season of cultural and intellectual programs.

The series continues on Wednesday, April 17, with “Evelyn” (2002).  1953, Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children, Evelyn, Dermot and Maurice, make it clear to the authorities that his is an untenable situation. Dr. William Abbott will introduce the film.

The films will be shown in the multimedia room of the DiMenna-Nyselius Library on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. Fairfield University welcomes the public to these free screenings. Light refreshments will be served.

Dr. Nels Pearson, director of the Irish Studies Program, will host the presentations. He will be joined by other Irish Studies professors, who will field questions after the films.

For more information, contact Marion White, Irish Studies Program, at (203) 254-4000, ext. 3021 or mwhite@fairfield.edu.

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