Tuesday, March 8 @ 7 PM
Lowell Beer Works
203 Cabot Street, Lowell
Suggested donation: $5
Please join us for a riveting film screened in collaboration with Lowell’s Irish Cultural Committee, St. Patrick Church, and our friends at Lowell Beer Works. On August 15, 1998, a group who referred to themselves as the “Real IRA,” detonated a bomb that took the lives of 31 people in the Northern Ireland town of Omagh. In the aftermath of the explosion, blue-collar mechanic Michael Gallager (played brilliantly by Gerald McSorley) was forever changed by the loss of his 21-year old son. Determined not to let the same tragedy happen again, Gallagher sets off on a personal mission to become the official spokesperson for the victim’s families, challenging the government’s official stand on terrorism while providing a voice for the grief-stricken families of the innocent victims killed in the blast. This award-winning BBC film was passionately directed by Pete Travis in partnership with writer/producer Paul Greengrass (Bloody Sunday, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum). Our special thanks goes out to Peg McAndrews and Deborah Myrick for their guidance, support, and selection of this unforgettable film. Come and enjoy some great food and liquid refreshment in our private screening room before or during the film screening! All food and drink items can be ordered off the Lowell Beer Works menu.
Read a compelling review of Omagh courtesy of the film blog ELLIPSES: The Accents of Cinema.