Film

HUNGER: a new film about the final months of hunger-striker Bobby Sands, will be screened at
Broadway Media Centre, Broad St, Nottingham, Fri 31 Oct – Thurs 13 Nov 2008.
Directed by Steve McQueen, with Michael Fassbinder, Stuart Graham, Helena Breen.
Info & booking: www.broadway.org.uk
Ken Loach’s The Wind that Shakes the Barley will be screened Thurs 6 Nov 8.30pm.

ONCE again at Broadway
The popular new Irish film Once, about a love story between a busker and a flower-seller, returned to Nottingham’s Broadway Media Centre 14th-17th March 2008. The showing on March 16th was introduced by Tony McCullagh of the Irish Embassy. Broadway held a reception for Mr McCullagh, his partner, and members of Nottingham Irish Studies Group and Patrick’s Day Parade Committee.

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Broadway Media Centre proved a popular partner for Nottingham Irish Studies in 2007. On March 18th, those not nursing St Patrick’s Day hangovers turned out to see The Rocky Road to Dublin, a fascinating documentary on 1960s Ireland by Peter Mullan. The film benefited from an incisive introduction by Pat Murphy. We also watched Mullan’s account of making the film, and the audience joined in a lively discussion afterwards.

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On Saturday 16 June 2007, we continued our celebration of James Joyce with Bloomsday at Broadway. John Huston’s The Dead was shown, followed by a workshop on Joyce’s Dubliners, led by Deirdre O’Byrne.

November 2006
11 – 12 November 2006 was an Irish Film Weekend at Broadway. Ken Loach’s The Wind That Shakes the Barley was sold out. The screening was introduced by Jonathan Moore, and a discussion followed.
Pavee Lackeen, a film about Irish Travellers, was introduced by Phien of PADD Irish Traveller group, and the screening was followed by a discussion. Both events were stimulating and informative.