Man of Aran (1934)
Thursday, November 21
4:30 pm 251 French Hall
In this blend of documentary and fictional narative from pioneering filmmaker Robert Flaherty, the everyday trials of life on Ireland's unforgiving Aran Islands are captured with attention to naturalistic beauty and historical detail.
"It is ... impossible not to get swept up in Flaherty's romantic view of the islanders locked in an eternal struggle with nature. Potatoes must be farmed with little or no soil, cliffs must be climbed to facilitate fishing, and those basking sharks won't gut themselves."