Film Event

At the Molly Keane Writer’s Retreat,

Ardmore, Co. Waterford

11th May, 2013

Rise of the Gangster Film

A special one day event presented by Kevin Brownlow,

Film historian and honorary Academy Award winner.


James Cagney and Pat O’Brien – the most famous gangsters of the screen had their equivalent in the silent days too  Film star Thomas Meigham was threatened by Al Capone for revealing his methods in a 1920s expose. Plus there’s a mystery…why was an apparently true tale about Irish gangsters first made in Denmark?

This day long programme will include film extracts and full length features, including the earliest gangster picture surviving , made one hundred years ago.

Booking essential: e80 including lunch

E60 Early Bird offers available.

Tel 024-94225 or 086-4071811.

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