John Ford: Dreaming the Quiet Man
There are cinematic milestones that have left a marked impression on the landscapes in which they were filmed. John Ford's take on his idealized vision of Ireland, 'The Quiet Man', is one such film. When it was released 'The Quiet Man' became a monster hit all across the world and won Oscars for Best Director and Best Cinematography. Its impact went way beyond the Irish Diaspora and it has resonated with international audiences for over 50 years now. This documentary delves into the psyche of John Ford and his twenty-year struggle to bring his homage to his parents homeland to the screen. The film features contributions from commentators and film makers including Peter Bogdanovich, Martin Scorsese, Jim Sheridan and, exclusively, Maureen O'Hara.
Starring Peter Bogdanovich, Gabriel Byrne, Charles F. FitzSimons
Director Sé Merry Doyle