Friday, February 16, 2007

The Emerald Diamond
and the 8th Annual Chicago Irish Film Festival


Good luck to director John Fitzgerald and the movie the Emerald Diamond which is set to appear at the 8th Annual Chicago Irish Film Festival

For those of you new to 'I didn't know there was baseball in Ireland!?', the Emerald Diamond is a 90-minute documentary about the Irish National Baseball Team. The film's budget of $70,000 was financed on credit cards by first-time filmmaker John Fitzgerald.

More information here

Here are the screening details

Special guests Actor Gerard McSorley and Film Maker John Callaghan will open The Eighth Annual Chicago Irish Festival with the midwest premier of "Middletown" at Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th Street, Chicago, IL

Beverly Arts Center
or call 773-445-3838 ext 200.

Tuesday, March 6
7:30 p.m. Documentary
$10/$8 BAC members/Seniors/Students

The Emerald Diamond

Director: John Fitzgerald
The Emerald Diamond

ImageDirected by John Fitzgerald
This charming film about the Irish National Baseball Team was funded entirely on credit cards. Baseball has been played in Ireland since the early 1990s, and the national team debuted in the 1996 European Championships. Now the game is played throughout the country. 90 min. 2006 Critics Choice Award, National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY

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Irish National baseball team

Irish National baseball team
Team Ireland at the European Championships, Croatia, 2000.

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