2014 Symposium

John Ford: Dreaming The Quiet Man


Date event was on: 10th June 2012

Directed by:
Sé Merry Doyle
Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Maureen O’Hara, Peter Bogdanvoich and Martin Scorsese
Year: 2012

John Ford: Dreaming The Quiet Man

(Dublin Premiere) 

Sé Merry Doyle - Director
Peter Bogdanovich - Contributor
Dan Ford - Grandson of John Ford
and Producer Redmond Morris

Documentary John Ford: Dreaming the Quiet Man received its Dublin premiere as part of the Symposium as director Sé Merry Doyle delved into the making of John Ford's most personal film The Quiet Man.

Doyle proclaimed the premiere "an absolutely amazing evening."

Speaking after the warmly-received screening he added: "It was amazing to have – in the same room watching the film – Dan Ford, Ford's grandson; Peter Bogdanovich, a good friend of Ford's; Redmond Morris, the son of Lord Killanin and a co-producer of 'The Quiet Man'. So it was a scary moment but they all loved it."

John Ford: Dreaming the Quiet Man is narrated by Gabriel Byrne with contributions from well-known commentators and film makers, including Martin Scorsese, Peter Bogdanovich, Jim Sheridan and Maureen O'Hara.

Using a blend of archive from The Quiet Man, stunning location material and colourful and varied meetings with people who were intimately connected with the making of the film, this documentary offers a fascinating glimpse into Ford's film making and life.

John Ford : Dreaming the Quiet Man is in cinemas in Ireland from June 15th 

With thanks to Loopline Films