Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Irish movie festival celebrates New Haven

NEW HAVEN  —The New Haven Museum will present its second annual Irish movie festival, featuring movies about love and marriage, Irish style, to celebrate the large Irish immigrant population that settled in the city in the 19th century, according to a statement.

March 9: “Once,” a modern musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story.

March 16: “The Matchmaker,” an unlikely love story that develops when election campaigner Marcy Tizard arrives in Ballinagra, Ireland, to track down the ancestral roots of U.S. Sen. John McGlory, but arrives in the middle of a sleepy village’s annual matchmaking festival.

With a $10 contribution to the museum, visitors will receive admission to the movie as well as two complimentary beers and snacks. A delicious door prize will also be available: Irish soda bread from Chestnut Fine Foods. Visitors can also enter a raffle for prizes such as gift cards to Wicked Wolf Tavern and Christy’s Irish Pub downtown, the statement said.

The New Haven Museum is at 114 Whitney Ave.
For more information, contact Michelle Cheng, director of education at 203-562-4183, ext. 11 or education@newhavenmuseum.org

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