Dan Ireland on

Brokeback Mountain

Released 2005
Distributor Focus Features

Set in 1963, Ang Lee’s acclaimed multi-award winning drama about a rodeo cowboy and a ranch hand who fall in love gave new meaning to the word cowpoke. By turns solemn and romantic, it proved a breakthrough movie in widening tolerance and appreciation for the varied ways of the human heart. Memorable music score by Gustavo Santaolalla.

About Dan Ireland

TFH Guru Dan Ireland passed away on April 14, 2016. Dan loved movies of all shapes, sizes, genres and formats. As co-founder (and co-director) of The Seattle International Film Festival and Co-Artistic Director of The Louisiana International Film Festival, Dan produced over 15 movies including John Huston’s final film, The Dead, and Bernard Rose’s Paperhouse. He made his directorial debut in 1996 with the award winning The Whole Wide World starring Vincent D’Onofrio and a then unknown Renee Zellweger. His other directorial credits include Passionada, Mrs. Palfrey at The Claremont, starring Dame Joan Plowright and E.L. Doctorow’s Jolene, which launched the career of actress Jessica Chastain. What was to be Dan's next project, Mr. Lively, fell apart mere weeks before its scheduled production, a month before his passing.