Event runs June 7-10 in Dublin
producer Redmond Morris, son of “The Quiet Man” producer Lord Killanin. Ford’s biographer Joseph McBride will deliver the keynote Ford lecture. There will be over a dozen public screenings, including the first Irish showing of recently discovered feature “Upstream,” plus academic panel discussions and an industry hub, featuring a slew of directors including Sheridan, John Boorman, Brian Kirk and Thaddeus O’Sullivan. A 20th anniversary screening of “Unforgiven” will celebrate Clint Eastwood as the recipient of the first John Ford Award. His son Kyle Eastwood will feature in a film music event, and Joel Cox, editor of “Unforgiven” and “Mystic River,” will also give a masterclass. The event is organized by the Irish Film & TV Academy, whose chief exec Aine Moriarty said: “The Academy is proud that this annual Ford Film Symposium will now be held in Ireland each year, where film fans, Ford enthusiasts and filmmakers can gather to examine and learn from Ford’s work and legacy.
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