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Irish America Claims Chicago Flag!

Irish America Claims Chicago Flag!

Hibernian Media is in the final stages of editing their masterpiece IN SEARCH OF WEEPING JIM, the story of the late 31st Ward Chicago Alderman James Ambrose Kearns and his role as the “father of the Chicago flag.” The film is financed by the Consulate General of Ireland in Chicago and other generous donors. Kearns… Continue Reading

Rose Plays Julie

Rose Plays Julie For those looking for artistic descendants of Alfred Hitchcock and his unique style, building suspense and sometimes horror, check out Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor’s Irish film ROSE PLAYS JULIE. The film is now running virtually as part of the Gene Siskel Film Center’s “From Your Sofa” series. Ann Skelly delivers an… Continue Reading

Slane Irish Whiskey Sponsors Irish Films

SLANE IRISH WHISKEY TO SPONSOR AND PRESENT THE 4TH ANNUAL IRISH AMERICAN MOVIE HOOLEY     When a party gets rowdy, the Irish call it a “hooley.” Mike Houlihan, Irish American Radio personality and Chairman of Hibernian Transmedia NFP, announced today that SLANE IRISH WHISKEY will be sponsoring this year’s 4th Annual Irish American Movie… Continue Reading

Call for Entries

Gene Siskel Film Center & Hibernian Transmedia to present First Annual Irish American Movie Hooley Barbara Scharres, program director of The Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, and Irish American News columnist and radio personality Mike Houlihan announced today their plan to present the first annual “Irish American Movie Hooley” at the Siskel Film Center… Continue Reading

Irish Filmmakers hit Chicago for Premiere of “A Terrible Beauty” at Siskel Film Center

Last night The Skinny & Houli Show here in Chicago, welcomed Dublin filmmakers Dave Farrell and his son Colin Farrell to Lizzie McNeill’s Irish Pub where the show is recorded each Wednesday night. The Farrells are in town for the Chicago premiere of their film, “A Terrible Beauty”, a significant historical docu-drama that captures the… Continue Reading

Memories of Maureen

I first met Maureen O’Looney in 1984. I was living in New York then and producing and directing a show that I originally put up at the Village Gate. The show featured a couple of Irish brothers from Limerick who would go on to worldwide fame as A COUPLE OF BLAGUARDS. The title fit them… Continue Reading

“A Terrible Beauty” to Premiere at Gene Siskel Film Center

“A Terrible Beauty”, Irish Film on 1916 Easter Uprising, to Premiere in Chicago at The Gene Siskel Film Center September 26 & 28, 2014   The Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State Street, Chicago, will host the Chicago premiere of a significant historical docu-drama chronicling events during the 1916 Easter rebellion by Irish Volunteers… Continue Reading

Danahey on the Loose at “Once”

Once is the word that starts many a fairy tale, and that’s what the 2006 movie “Once” and the 2013 Tony-winning Best Musical based on it are. This isn’t one of those Grimm stories, though, where witches eat kids and wind up being oven-baked themselves. That’s something you would see at the Lyric Opera. While… Continue Reading

Irish Film, “OUR IRISH COUSINS, Screening at Beverly Art Center

Our Irish Cousins at The Beverly Art Center on Saturday night, May 25th, 7PM The Beverly Art Center will host a special screening of Mike Houlihan’s comic documentary film, “Our Irish Cousins”, on Saturday night, May 25th at 7PM. Tickets are $12 and Houlihan will be present for a post-screening discussion of the film. OUR… Continue Reading