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Monday, March 4, 2013

March Film Club

Hey folks, thanks to everyone for bearing with the slight technical problems we had a few weeks back.  Despite the uncertainty we ended up having a good turnout for "Manhattan", so thank you again.
Well, March is here and that means a new film.  For the month of March, and in honor of St. Patrick's Day, I've decided to show John Ford's Irish classic "The Quiet Man."

"The Quiet Man" is a 1952 Irish-American Technicolor romantic comedy-drama film.  It was directed by John Ford and starred John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Victor McLaglen and Barry Fitzgerald.  It was based on a 1933 Saturday Evening Post short story by Maurice Walsh.  The film is notable for its lush photography of the Irish countryside and was an official selection of the 1952 Venice Film Festival.  In the 1920s, Sean Thornton (John Wayne), an Irish-born American from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, travels to Ireland to reclaim his family's farm in Innisfree.  He meets and falls in love with the firery Mary Kate Danagher (Maureen O'Hara), the spinster sister of the bullying, loud-mouthed landowner Squire "Red" Will Danagher (Victor McLaglen).  The film was nominated for 7 Academy Awards, of which it won 2 for Best Director (John Ford) and Best Cinematography (Winton C. Hoch and Archie Stout).  The film holds an 89% Certified Fresh rating on the aggregate review site out of 37 critical reviews.

Come and join us for this wonderful film.  We will be meeting Thursday, Mar. 21st at 6:15pm, hope to see you there!

Here's the trailer:

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