Irish American Movie Hooley moves to new locales this year, with an Irish ghost story, an Irish homecoming and American memories of Sept. 11

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CHICAGO — In addition to the many other creative activities of Mike Houlihan, which have included actor, writer, radio host and political consultant, he became a film festival impresario nearly a decade ago and is still at it, happily. “It’s been a real joy to be exposed to films few people get to see,” he tells me. This role was born of the frustration he felt at not being able to find a film festival home for two films that he directed and produced, “Her Majesty, ‘da Queen,” a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at the process and politics involved in selecting Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day Qu…

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