“The Irish in Film,” a series sponsored by the Irish Studies Committee (DiMenna-Nyselius Library. FREE)
An Everlasting Piece
On Wednesday, Oct. 20, the second film of the fall series will be “An Everlasting Piece,” a comedy set in Belfast. Directed by Barry Levinson, the story is based on the experiences of screen writer Barry McEvoy’s father, Colm, a determined Catholic toupee salesman in partnership with George (Brian O’Byrne), a dour Protestant; Colm is played by Barry McEvoy. The duo are in a competition with two other salesmen to see who will sell the most hairpieces by a certain date.
It would hardly be Northern Ireland if the IRA weren’t somehow involved, but even scarier is The Scalper (Billy Connoly),a former hospital barber who got a bit carried away cutting hair. A very funny film.
The film will be introduced by Dr. Robert Epstein, Department of English. Free Public Invited Refreshments.
For more information, contact Prof. Marion White, English Dept. / ext.3021 / email@example.com