May 20, 2011  |  Film, Videos
Gabriel Byrne on The Quiet Man and Ireland on Film

Renowned Irish actor Gabriel Byrne joined us to discuss Revisiting The Quiet Man: Ireland on Film</a>, an exhibition he curated with the Irish Film Institute and MoMA. Using John Ford’s iconic 1952 film The Quiet Man as a point of departure, the exhibition examines cinematic depictions of the Irish—in both American and Irish films—from 1910 to the present day. In these video interviews, Byrne, who participates in a post-screening discussion of The Quiet Man tonight, May 20, at 7:00 p.m., talks about global perceptions of the Irish, filmic representations of Ireland’s tumultuous history, and the controversial legacy of The Quiet Man.</p>