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St. Patrick’s Day Films!

15 Mar

By Toni Snee

H A double R I G A N spells Harrigan, proud of all the Irish blood that’s in me . . .

In the mood for a little Irish?  Try one of these great Irish films, available for check-out at the Scituate Town Library:

The Field, starring Richard Harris, John Hurt, Sean Bean

‘Bull’ McCabe will stop at nothing to buy a field that his family has farmed for generations.

Commitments, starring Robert Arkins, Michael Ahern, Angeline Ball

Down and out musicians put together a soul band in early 1970 Dublin.

Evelyn, starring Pierce Brosnan  Sophie Vavasseur

Single father fights system that places his three children in orphanages after his wife abandons the family.

Waking Ned Devine, starring Ian Bannen, David Kelly, Finnula Flanagan

Ned Devine has just won the National Lottery but before he can claim his prize he drops dead.  Local villagers scheme to keep the prize money for the benefit of the village.

Veronica Guerin, starring Cate Blanchett, Colin Farrell, Brenda Fricker

The story of the murder of newspaper writer, Veronica Guerin, after exposing some of Dublin’s’ most powerful crime families and drug lords.

Dancing at Lughnasa, starring Meryl Streep, Michael Gambon, Gerard McSorley

The story of Michael Mundy, a fatherless boy living with his unwed mother and her sisters in 1936 Ireland.  His uncle, a disgraced priest, returns to the family dwelling after ‘going native’ to live out his remaining days.

Angela’s Ashes, starring Emily Watson, Robert Carlyle, Joe Breen

Based on the autobiography of Frank McCourt and his family struggling to escape poverty in pre-war Limerick.