Father Ted on the big screen

A new documentary profiling the remarkable life and legacy of the late Notre Dame President Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., played in theaters nationwide. Directed by Notre Dame alumnus Patrick Creadon ’89, Hesburgh details Father Ted’s role as the University’s president from 1952 to 1987, his work as a charter member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights as well as his contributions to 15 other presidential commissions, and his service to four popes and the Catholic Church. The 104-minute film was produced by Jerry Barca, a 1999 Notre Dame alumnus, and Christine O’Malley and includes interviews with Father Hesburgh’s successors, Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., and Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., as well as many other campus, national, and worldwide leaders.