Famous Irish Americans
(2003, 8:00, digital video)

Who's your famous Irish American? Georgia O'Keefe? William McKinley? Sandra Day O'Connor? How about Shaquille O'Neal? This videotape is a secret history of some of our most overlooked Irish-American citizens; a hyperflat exploration of race, America, and the limits of binary thought.

"There just aren't enough films out there like Roger Beebe's 'Famous Irish Americans,' a graphic lecture insisting that black celebrities with Irish last names really are Irish." --Kimberly Chun, SF Bay Guardian

"Original and compelling." --Gary Dowell, Dallas Morning News

  • winner, Paul Robeson Award (Best Experimental Film), Newark Black Film Festival
  • winner, 3rd Prize (Director's Citation), Black Maria Film/Video Festival