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5th Annual Irish American Movie Hooley

September 27 - 29

From September 27 through 29, the Gene Siskel Film Center and Hibernian Transmedia invite you to whoop it up Irish-style with our 5th Annual Irish American Movie Hooley. The hooley is just another name for a good shindig, and, with filmmakers present for discussion at all screenings, stimulating conversation and lively debate are guaranteed as we present Chicago premieres of three films celebrating the passion, humor, and swagger of the Irish diaspora. The Emerald Loop Bar and Grill hosts our happening opening night party on Friday, September 27 (see details with film listing).

The Gene Siskel Film Center thanks: Mike Houlihan and Hibernian Transmedia, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting Irish American culture; lead sponsors the Chicago Community Trust and Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust; and supporting sponsors including Paddy Irish Whiskey, the Emerald Loop Bar and Grill, The Hilton Chicago, Kitty O’Shea’s, and McCann’s Irish Oatmeal.

—Barbara Scharres


Seanie Sugrue in person!

Misty Button

2019, Seanie Sugrue, USA, 88 min.
With Cillian O’Sullivan, Shaun Kennedy, John Keating


  • Fri, Sep 27th 8:00pm

Frank Shouldice in person!

The Man Who Wanted to Fly

2018, Frank Shouldice, Ireland, 82 min.


  • Sat, Sep 28th 8:00pm

Aisling Ní Fhlaithearta in person!

Cumar: A Galway Rhapsody

2019, Aodh Ó Coileán, Ireland, 69 min.


  • Sun, Sep 29th 5:00pm