Ruth Barton is lecturer in Film Studies at Trinity College Dublin and the author of a number of books on Irish cinema, including Jim Sheridan: Framing the Nation (2002); Irish National Cinema (2004) and Acting Irish in Hollywood (2006). She is also editor of Screening Irish-America (2009). Her most recent monograph is Rex Ingram: Visionary Director of the Silent Screen (University Press of Kentucky, 2014). She is currently co-editing, with Simon Trezise, a reader on music and silent cinema.