Exhibitions & Screenings of the Documentary
A Bloody Canvas Film Showing in Ulster this November.
Fighting Irishmen - Celebrating Celtic Prizefighters Nov 7 2009 7.30pm
Ulster American Folk Park & Strule Arts Centre present FIGHTING IRISHMEN - CELEBRATING CELTIC PRIZEFIGHTERS 1820 - PRESENT In association with the Fighting Irishmen exhibition which is on display at the Ulster American Folk Park until Sunday 29th November.
Strule Arts Centre will present two free film screenings. Written and Directed by Andrew Galimore and Produced by Morgan Bushe. Andrew Gallimore and Morgan Bushe will attend the screening and conduct a question and answer session.
Also showing BABYFACE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD: THE JIMMY MCLARNIN STORY - 3pm
Then the main event; A BLOODY CANVAS: THE MIKE MCTIGUE STORY ('Troid Fhuilteach') - 7.30pm The Award winning (Irish Film and TV Awards)
Tickets limited, so booking is essential. Call Box Office on 028 8224 7831 to book your tickets.
Location: Strule Arts Centre, Omagh - Lecture Theatre Box Office 028 8224 7831
In New York City this Spring World Light Heavyweight Champion Mike McTigue returns to New York!
An Troid Fhuilteach (A Bloody Canvas) NYC Theatrical Showing:
Irish Arts Center presents:
Fighting Irishmen: A Celebration In Film Tuesday, May 19, 2009
We are proud to commemorate the Belfast opening of our exhibition Fighting Irishmen: A Celebration of the Celtic Warrior at the Ulster American Folk Park, with a special night of films in New York. First, the BBC special on the exhibition, curated by James J. Houlihan, which tells the story of Irish immigration to America through the sport of boxing. Followed by An Troid Fhuilteach (A Bloody Canvas) (2007), Andrew Gallimores account of the 1923 boxing world championship fight in Dublin, in which a Senegalese heavyweight champion and a journeyman boxer from Clare met in the ring. Set against the backdrop of the Irish Civil War, the fight was a sensation attracting the attention of the worlds sporting press. But the story behind it, and its impact on the newly formed Irish Free State, is more fascinating still. Revisit this unknown chapter in Irish history, and the excitement and political turmoil that underscored it.
Irish Arts Center 553 West 51 Street, New York, NY 10019 phone 212-757-3318 fax 212-247-0930