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Friday, November 20, 2009

"Blazing the Trail" depicts early Irish filmmaking, showing on November 23 in Brookline

The Boston Irish Film Festival is presenting a fresh new look at early Irish filmmaking with the presentation of Blazing the Trail: The Story of the Kalem Film Company in Ireland.

The multimedia event takes place on Monday, November 23, 2009, at the historic Coolidge Corner Theater at 290 Harvard Street in Brookline, MA, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

The project was created by film scholar and director Peter Flynn, founder of the Boston Irish Film Festival, and produced by Dawn Morrissey.

They will show a selection of rarely-seen films from the early 20th century, as well as several short films that put the historical film in retrospect and modern context.

Live music will be intersperced between the films to create an old-time Nickelodeon atmosphere. Musicians are pianist Peter Freisinger and vocalists Victoria Hayes and Liz Hayes.

There is also a chance to win free tickets to this premier event through the Boston Irish Tourism Association.

Tickets to the show are $9.75 and are available at the door.

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