Tonight – Friday, 7:00pm, November 13th
5th Avenue Cinema, 510 SW Hall Street
Student Films from the 2015 Study Abroad Program in Ireland
In the summer of 2015, Portland State Film professor Dustin Morrow led a study abroad program in Dublin, Ireland, focused on Irish film studies and film production. During five weeks (late June to early August), twenty-three students from Portland State and the University of Oregon took two courses at the National Film School of Ireland: Irish Cinema, in which they studied Irish film history and Irish cultural identity; and Irish Film Production, in which they made their own short films in Dublin. Professor Morrow taught the course in Irish Cinema, while the production course was taught by Irish professor and filmmaker Frank Reid.
While in Ireland, students spent four days at Ireland’s largest film festival, the Galway Film Fleadh, and visited many other prominent cultural and historical sites, like cathedrals and monasteries, theaters, prisons, parks and gardens, museums and galleries. They also spent a full day in Belfast, where they toured the sites of conflict between Protestant and Catholic military factions, and visited with a former IRA member.
On Friday, November 13th, Portland State Film will host a screening of the short films produced by the students during the program. The screening will begin at 7:00pm at Portland State’s 5th Avenue Cinema, 510 SW Hall Street. The student filmmakers will be present for a Q & A session after the films. Admission to the screening is free and open to the public.