Revisiting The Quiet Man: Ireland on Film

Revisiting The Quiet Man: Ireland on Film

The Museum of Modern Art and Irish Film Institute

Irish Film Institute is Ireland’s national cultural institution for film.  IFI exhibits the finest in independent, Irish and international cinema; preserves Ireland’s moving image heritage at the Irish Film Archive, and encourages engagement with film through a variety of educational programmes.

The Film Department of the Museum of Modern Art boasts an international film collection of over 22,000 films and four million film stills from all periods and genres. The collection which is held in the Museum’s Celeste Bartos Film Preservation Center is showcased through a dynamic programme of film exhibition at MOMA’s Manhattan premises.

Revisiting the Quiet Man : Ireland on Film

This film programme, curated by Gabriel Byrne and presented by The Musuem of Modern Art and the Irish Film Institute takes The Quiet Man, John Ford’s iconic vision of Ireland in the 1950s as its point of departure. Ford’s preoccupation with exile, identity, history, sex and the church has been shared by filmmakers since the dawn of cinema and provides the framework for this programme drawn from a broad sweep of Irish and Irish American feature films.
The programme which provides a new context for US Irish “classics” will also include a selection of recently discovered US Irish emigrant films from the 1910s and 20s; feature films from the early days of Ardmore Studios and several contemporary Irish feature films.

Locations & Dates

Start Date – End Date

11 West 53 Street,
New York,
NY 10019

May 20 – May 30