Page to Screen series begins

Jul 20, 2014
Colm Meaney plays a life-challenged father in “The Snapper.”

Belfast — On Tuesday, July 29, at 6:30 p.m. the 1992 film version of Roddy Doyle’s book “The Snapper” will be shown at the Belfast Free Library, 106 High St., as part of the library’s summer series Page to Screen — Irish Style. All are welcome to attend.

“The Snapper” is set in working class north Dublin, where Doyle grew up and lives. The film received critical acclaim as one of the year’s funniest films and stars Colm Meaney as the father and Tina Kellegher as the oldest daughter with a secret.

On Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 6:30 p.m., the discussion will be on John B. Keane’s play and film “The Field.” Directed by Jim Sheridan and released in 1990 the film captures the powerful attachment to land and sensitivity to relationship found in a small village in the Southwest of Ireland. It stars Richard Harris, who received an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Bull McCabe.

On Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 6:30 p.m., Christy Brown’s autobiography “My Left Foot” will be discussed. The 1989 film adaptation, also directed by Sheridan, includes a spectacular Oscar-winning performance by Daniel Day-Lewis and will be shown Thursday, Sept. 4, at 6:30 p.m.

The series will be facilitated by Del Hickey and David Andrews, retired doctorate-holding academics who embraced the Irish culture while living and working in Ireland for six years. They fell in love with the “craic,” the music, the literature and the films.

Books for each of the programs are available to borrow at the main circulation of the Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. For more information, call 338-3884, ext. 10.

Comments (0)
If you wish to comment, please login.