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Macdonald DeWitt Library at SUNY Ulster
DVDs at the Library: IRELAND
Browse all of our DVDs on the back wall of the library.
The CommitmentsFueled by raw talent and driven by dreams of glory, a dozen dead-enders from Dublin's gritty North Side share a passion for soul music that takes their band on a wild rollercoaster ride from the streets to superstardom! Includes 4 hours of extras.
Cast: Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle, Dave Finnegan, Bronagh Gallagher, Félim Gormley, Glen Hansard, Andrew Strong, Johnny Murphy, Kenneth McCluskey, Colm Meaney, Anne Kent.
Call Number: DVD C73439
Veronica GuerinVeronica Guerin was a relentless crime reporter for The Sunday Independent during the early '90s. Guerin's violent murder in 1996 led to a revision of Ireland's laws and the creation of the Criminal Assets Bureau. Picks up with her pursuit of the underground drug trade in Dublin, which she suspects is led by mobster Martin "The General" Cahill. When Cahill's gang is attacked, she suspects mobster Gerry "The Monk" Hutch is responsible. Not deterred by threats or gunshot wounds, she uses thug John Traynor as an informer to help out her investigation of psychotic mobster John Gilligan.
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Gerard McSorley, Ciarán Hinds, Brenda Fricker, Don Wycherley, Barry Barnes, Simon O'Driscoll, Emmet Bergin, Charlotte Bradley.
Call Number: DVD V549
In The Name Of The FatherFact-based film about Gerry Conlon, a young Irish punk who is caught in the wrong place at the wrong time and forced to confess to a terrorist bombing. He and his father, along with friends of Gerry, are found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. There, his father shows his true strength, and Gerry works to prove their innocence and clear his father's name.
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, Emma Thompson, John Lynch, Corin Redgrave.
Call Number: DVD I357
Man Of AranDocuments the life of a family in a small fishing village in the Aran Islands, Ireland, as it struggles to win the daily battle against its magnificent opponent--the sea.
Special features: New digital transfer; How the myth was made; Hidden and seeking; Flaherty and film; Looking back; Outside the frame.
Cast: Colman "Tiger" King, Maggie Dirrane, Michael Dillane.
Call Number: DVD M2662of
Dancing At LughnasaDespite their hardships, five sisters living in rural Ireland in 1936 are able to embrace life and all its complexities and dance with joy in their hearts.
Cast: Meryl Streep, Michael Gambon, Catherine McCormack, Kathy Burke, Brid Brennan, Sophie Thompson, Rhys Ifans.
Call Number: DVD D173a
December BrideA proud Irish servant girl rebels against her strict upbringing by having love affairs with two brothers at the same time. Sarah and the brothers risk happiness, reputation, and safety for their daring love.
Cast: Donal McCann, Saskia Reeves, Ciaran Hinds, Patrick Malahide, Brenda Bruce.
Call Number: DVD D292
Into The WestTwo young brothers living in the Dublin slums run away with a magical horse, trying to recapture their family's traditional life as tinkers and to find the wild west of their imaginations, while their desperate father and the law search for them.
Cast: Gabriel Byrne, Ellen Barkin, Ruaidhri Conroy, Ciaran Fitzgerald, David Kelly, Colm Meaney.
Call Number: DVD I61952
KingsA close-knit team of six young men sailed away from Ireland in 1977 with dreams of a better life. Thirty years later, they reunite at the wake after one of them suddenly dies. Hardened by years of disappointment and drink, they quickly realize that their bonds of friendship have weakened, provoking regret, jealousy and tension. As they reveal their guilty feelings about their dead friend and their past, they are confronted with the bitter reality of their lives-- and the appalling truth of their friend's death."--Container.
Cast: Colm Meaney, Brendan Conroy, Donal O'Kelly, Barry Barnes, Donncha Crowley, Sean Ó Tárpaigh.
Call Number: DVD K551
Borstal BoySixteen year-old Irish activist, Brendan Behan, confronts inner conflicts when imprisoned in England during World War II.
Cast: Shawn Hatosy, Danny Dye, Lee Ingleby, Robin Lang, Eva Birthistle, Michael York.
Call Number: DVD B738
The DawningWhen a mysterious man appears in a small Irish town, a young woman believes that he could be her long lost father.
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Jean Simmons, Trevor Howard, Hugh Grant, Rebecca Pidgeon.
Call Number: DVD D271 di
In Search of Ancient IrelandA look at the history and legends of ancient Ireland. Begins in 2000 B.C., when Stone Age farmers built some of the largest and most spectacular Neolithic monuments in Europe, and continues through 1167 A.D, when the Norman invasion placed Ireland under English control.
Call Number: DVD I355 a
Rocky Road To DublinPortrait of Ireland in the 1960s, a society characterized by a stultifying educational system, a repressive and morally reactionary clergy, and a myopic cultural nationalism. Amidst scenes of everyday Irish life, the film blend interviews with writers Sean O'Faolain and Conor Cruise O'Brien, theater producer Jim Fitzgerald, film director John Huston, Father Michael Cleary, and others.