New Documentary About 1916 Irish Rebellion to be Shown on Minneapolis Campus Tuesday

The Minnesota premiere of the new documentary “The 1916 Irish Rebellion” will be shown Tuesday, April 12, at 7 p.m. in Thornton Auditorium of Terrence Murphy Hall on the Minneapolis campus of the University of St. Thomas.

The film’s gala premiere was held March 3 at the University of Notre Dame.

Its April 12 screening is co-sponsored by the Notre Dame Alumni Association and the St. Thomas Center for Irish Studies. A pre-show gathering will begin at 6:15 p.m.

The event is free but registration is required. To register, visit this website.

The feature-length documentary was commissioned by the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at Notre Dame and the government of the Republic of Ireland. The film, narrated by actor Liam Neeson, commemorates the Easter Rising’s centenary.

Chris Fox, director of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies and executive producer for the film, will attend the St. Thomas screening along with Notre Dame history professor Rory Rapple. They will host a Q&A session to discuss the film and the historical events in Ireland 100 years ago.

The Center for Irish Studies announced that a lecture by Dr. Brian Ó Conchubhair, originally scheduled for this week, has been postponed until autumn.