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Appalachian Summer Festival: Belfast

July 13, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Helene and Stephen Weicholz Global Film Series presents

In English with English subtitles
United Kingdom, PG-13, directed by Kenneth Branagh, 2021, drama, 98 minutes

Director Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical film chronicles the life of a working-class family and their young son’s childhood during the tumult of the late 1960s in the Northern Ireland capital. Surrounded by sporadic violence and growing danger, nine-year-old Buddy finds himself confronted with the ugly reality of sectarian conflict. And, as the suffocating stranglehold of increasing turmoil tightens around his once-peaceful working-class neighborhood, Buddy tries his best to understand The Troubles — after all, someone must be responsible for forcing people to flee their homes. Now, Buddy’s family must come face to face with a nearly impossible, life-altering decision: stay or start packing?

Branagh won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for this film at this year’s Oscars. The film also stars Dame Judi Dench and Ciaran Hinds, both of whom were nominated in the Supporting Actor categories.


July 13, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
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Boone, NC 28607
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