This Is My Father

Director: Paul Quinn

Institute History

  • 1999 Sundance Film Festival


Kieran Johnson (James Caan) is a lonely, middle-aged high school teacher in Chicago who has lately become frustrated with his job. By chance he discovers an old photograph that sends him on a quest back to Ireland, to the town where his mother was born, to unearth his family’s emotional and conflicted history. First-time director Paul Quinn has crafted a moving love story that sets out to free its characters from the oppressive secrets of their past. Set mostly in Ireland, the film is blessed with the talents of veteran actor James Caan, the intense Aidan Quinn, Stephen Rea, and the promising new Irish actress, Moya Farrelly.

Screening Details

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