‘Dreaming the Quiet Man’ was shown recently on the grounds of Ashford Castle, in Cong County Mayo, with Maureen O’Hara in attendance. Showing the documentary on the very location that many of the scenes from the original film were shot was magical. Some of the extras who worked on the film in 1951 showed up and enjoyed swapping memories of the time. Maureen O’Hara regaled the audience with her memories of working on the ‘The Quiet Man’ and incredibly watched the documentary for the fourth time. ‘Dreaming the Quiet Man’ now travels to the LA Irish Film Festival on the 1st of October for its official American Premier.
John Ford – Dreaming The Quiet Man
‘Dreaming the Quiet Man’ gets an intimate screening at the Village Cine Club in the Ranelagh Art Centre on the 14th September. Maureen O’Hara was born in Ranelagh so it’s a very special showing. Seats are very limited and you must become a member of the Cine Club. Ring 085 7437212 to book your tickets. Future screenings include the LA Irish Film Festival in October and the Kerry Film Festival in November. The film will go on general release in June 2012 as part of the 60th anniversary of the making of ‘The Quiet Man’.
Click here for more info on Dreaming The Quiet Man.
‘Dreaming the Quiet Man’ got an exclusive showing at Ashford Castle on the 28th August at 5PM. Ashford Castle was where John Ford and his crew stayed during the making of the film and was used for many of the scenes in the film. The homes of , Red Will Danagher , Reverend Playfair, and the Widow Tillane, were all on the castle grounds. Maureen O’Hara was the special guest at our screening. It was a wonderful event, on the very location ‘The Quiet Man’ was made. A full house had the honor of hearing ‘Big Red’ talk about her memories of the film. Click here for more info on Dreaming The Quiet Man.
Dreaming the Quiet Man has a very special screening in the home state of John Ford when it shows at the Maine Film Festival on Saturday 23rd July. Martin Scorsese’s acclaimed screenwriter Jay Cocks (Gangs of New York) will introduce the film. Some of John Ford’s relatives will attend.
Maine will be Ford’s Innisfree for one night.