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John Ford Ireland Film Symposium coming to Dublin on June 6 - 8

The annual John Ford Ireland Film Symposium takes place in Dublin from June 6 to 8.

The event celebrates the timeless work of the legendary Irish-American director, with the opening night reflecting on the 75th anniversary of both Ford and Hollywood's Golden Year of 1939.

This year is widely considered to be the greatest year in the history of cinema, with classics such as The Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind released.

It was a major year for Ford also, who made three great films - the westerns Stagecoach and Drums along the Mohawk and the historical drama, Young Mr. Lincoln.

The symposium will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings with a "Ford at War" event at Collins Barracks in The National Museum of Ireland with a screening of his Oscar-winning war documentary, The Battle of Midway.

Film fans will also be able to enjoy a free night-time open air summer screening of the iconic The Quiet Man at Meeting House Square, Temple Bar in Dublin.

For full details on the John Ford Ireland Symposium Programme, tickets, guests, and screenings, visit: www.johnfordireland.org

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