Chairman of the Film Appeals Board, Conor Maguire, with Dermot Breen

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Title

Chairman of the Film Appeals Board, Conor Maguire, with Dermot Breen

Subject

Cork Film Festival, Film Appeals Board, Conor Maguire, Dermot Breen

Description

This black and white photo shows the festival director Dermot Breen in conversation with the chairman of the Film Appeals Board Conor Maguire. They are both wearing black-tie suits with a festival ribbon pinned to their lapel.

Maguire (1922-2009), standing on the left listening attentively to Breen, was a barrister, judge, EU official, and RTÉ music presenter for many years. The arts played a large part in his life and he was chairman of the Film Appeals Board from 1965 to 1973 contributing towards the liberalisation of film censorship in the Republic. The film historian, Kevin Rockett, notes that Maguire introduced film classification to Ireland, allowing for films with adult themes such as adultery or homosexuality to be shown in Ireland for the first time (The Irish Times, 17.01.2009).

Creator

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival

Source

Cork Film Festival Collection

Publisher

University College Cork

Date

1970

Rights

This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Please credit the Cork International Film Festival Archive and provide a link back to the site.

Format

Photo
TIFF
JPEG

Language

English, eng

Coverage

1970
Cork, Ireland

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photo

Physical Dimensions

257 x 202mm

Collection

Citation

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, “Chairman of the Film Appeals Board, Conor Maguire, with Dermot Breen,” Cork International Film Festival Archive, accessed October 24, 2021, https://corkfilmfest.ucc.ie/items/show/574.