When music legend Bruce Springsteen recorded his excellent 2007 “Live in Dublin” concert, it’s no accident that the famed rock-n-roller opted for a decidedly more country flavor, using fiddles and slide guitars, on tunes such as “Jesse James” and “My Oklahoma Home.” Springsteen – who in his recent biography said he grew up on aRead more..
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Death and disease. Mystery and suspense. A lover’s betrayal with controversial human rights issues in the mix. Nova’s new documentary The Most Dangerous Woman in America has it all. The superbly directed film explores the difficult, painful journey from teenage Irish immigrant to respectable private cook to public enemy number one of Mary Mallon, a.k.a.Read more..
A film on Ireland’s Jewish community. ℘℘℘ Shalom Ireland, a one-hour documentary about Ireland’s remarkable yet little known Jewish community, had its U.S. premiere at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival in July. Produced, directed and written by Valerie Lapin Ganley, the film was inspired by her discovery that her Lithuanian great-grandparents were the firstRead more..
Dennis Smith’s gripping best-seller Report from Ground Zero will be the basis for a documentary airing on September 10, 2002. As Smith’s book did, the ABC TV special lets the survivors speak for themselves, combining their accounts with film and video of the World Trade Center’s initial construction, the attack itself, and the recovery atRead more..
“This is the first time the inside story of the Irish peace process has been told by so many of the major politicians and paramilitary leaders who helped shape it.” – WGBH executive producer Zvi Dor-Ner ℘℘℘ Endgame in Ireland, a four-hour PBS special documenting the hard-fought road to peace in Northern Ireland from theRead more..
In Steven Spielberg’s film Saving Private Ryan, a troop of World War II soldiers sets out to find a fellow grunt who is missing. Already, several of his brothers have been killed in battle, and the military fears a public relations nightmare if the story gets out that a Midwestern mother has lost all ofRead more..