The surprise gem of the 2005 Chicago Irish Film festival, Peter Lennon’s documentary looks at an Ireland still struggling for self-definition decades after winning its independence. Working with Raoul Coutard, the great cinematographer of the French New Wave, Lennon lays out a clear indictment against the Catholic church’s influence on Irish society; particularly memorable is a sequence contrasting the social life of a pub with that of a church club. 1968, 68 min.