Wednesday, February 22, 2012
March is sneaking up on us and that means St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner. In honor of the Irish I will be playing a film about the Irish. Though the film club night does not fall directly on St. Patrick's Day (as it so advantageously did last year) it is two days before...I say, close enough.
The film we will be watching is:
Directed by: Paul Greengrass
Bloody Sunday is a 2002 film about the 1972 "Bloody Sunday" shootings in Derry, Northern Ireland. The movie was inspired by Don Mullan's politically influential book Eyewitness Bloody Sunday. The drama shows the events of the day through the eyes of Ivan Cooper, a SDLP member of the Parliament of Northern Ireland who was a central organizer of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association march in Derry on January 30th, 1972. The march ended when British Army paratroopers fired on the demonstrators, killing thirteen instantly and wounding another person who died 4 1/2 months later.
I will tell you right off the bat that this film is not a "happy" film, but it is a very powerful and well made film about a tragedy that you will not want to miss, hope to see you there!
Here's the trailer::
We will meet March. 15th at 6:15pm