Irish Studies presents The Field – November 3rd at 7pm

Image: The Field

“The Irish in Film”

Wednesday, November 03  7 p.m.

DiMena-Nyselius Library, Multimedia

On Wednesdau, Nov.3, the thrid film of the fall series will be, “The Field,” a drama adapted from a stage play by John B. Keene. Directed by Jim Sheridan, the film stars Richard Harris as “Bull” McCabe, an impoverished tenant famer who has been cultivating a field for years with the hopes of eventually gaining ownership for his on Tadgh (Sean Bean).

When a wealthy Irish-American (Tom Berenger) shows up, he sees the field as land to be paved over and developed into a business opportunity. One of the highlights of the film is the stunning reference to the Irish mythological hero, Cuchulain, and his legendeary fight with the sea.

Dr. Nels Pearson, who teaches Irish Literature, will introduce the film and lead the discussion afterwards.

For more information, contact Prof. Marion White, English Dept. / ext.3021 / mwhite@fairfield.edu

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