New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

Finnegans Wake

March 14, 1997 at 7:30 p.m.

Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(American, 1965, 97 minutes, black & white, 16 mm)
Directed by Mary Ellen Bute
Staring Page Johnson, Martin J. Kelley, Jane Reilly

James Joyce's classic story of, among other things, an Irish tavernkeeper who dreams of attending his own wake is brought to the screen with great energy and control.

University at Albany English professor emeritus Harry Staley will read and discuss the work prior to the screening.

Photo: Tom Smith and Harry Staley performing Finnigans Wake (1974)