John Wayne, John Ford Film Collaborations to Screen at Dublin Event
LONDON – John Wayne fans are expected to show up in Dublin for this year's John Ford Ireland Film Symposium, which promises screenings of classic movies of the collaborations of Ford and Wayne.
The annual symposium organizers said there will be visits from the Duke's family, along with Ford’s grandson Dan, to celebrate such movies as Stagecoach, The Searchers, The Quiet Man and World War 2 drama They Were Expendable. All these Oscar winners will screen at the event.
The symposium, which runs June 6-8 in the Irish capital, will also include a discussion with Scott Eyman, who penned the biography "John Wayne – the Man & the Legend."
Wayne’s daughter and son will be in town for three days of screenings, interviews and discussions along with a host of filmmakers and film fans.
Other events over the weekend include a Ford at War day at Collins Barracks, commemorating Ford’s involvement in WWII, where Dan Ford will talk about his grandfather’s role in the Field Photographic Unit in the U.S. Navy and filming of the D-Day landings,.
It's not all Wayne's world, with panel discussions with directors and producers including Ben Wheatley and Whit Stillman also programmed.