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'When Ali Came To Ireland' Captures Zany Week When Boxing Legend Went To Fight In Ireland

17 September 2013 9:53 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

A seemingly noteworthy year for films about Muhammad Ali, with The Trials of Muhammad Ali, the feature documentary from Kartemquin Films, and HBO Films's fictionalized Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight, already making their public debuts in the last 3 months. Today brings word of a 3rd (although there are probably others we aren't aware of currently) Muhammad Ali film, also a documentary, titled When Ali Came to Ireland, which claims to capture the legendary boxer's week-long 1972 trip to Ireland, for a match.  More from the filmmakers on the film: Self proclaimed ‘World’s Strongest Publican’ Michael ‘Butty’ Sugrue pulled off a massive sporting coup in »

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4 Ways Irish Film New York is Breaking Through the Crowded Festival Scene

17 September 2013 7:57 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Since 2011, Emmy award-winning producer and director Niall McKay has worked with New York University's Glucksman Ireland House to program a “niche” festival. In this case, scope doesn't undermine quality. Each year, the Irish Film New York showcases critically acclaimed contemporary Irish films. This year's slate includes the Tribeca Film Festival premiere Run & Jump, When Ali Came to Ireland, Silence, Made in Belfast, King of the Travellers, and The Hardy Bucks Movie, an adaptation of the popular web and TV series. Story: 5 Lessons From the 2013 Toronto Festival  As McKay adds notches to his programmer's belt, the

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