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Celtic Films Series - Omagh
An award-winning made for British TV film about the aftermath of the 1998 Real IRA bombing that killed 29 people in Omagh, Northern Ireland. The film focuses on the Gallagher family, who lose their son Aiden. His father, Michael (Gerard McSorley), a mechanic, becomes chair of the support group. The press for answers strains his relationship with his wife. High-ranking police speak in bromides. Shadowy figures offer intelligence that calls into question the integrity before and after the bombing of the Royal Ulster Constabulary and its Special Branch. Will the murders remain unsolved?
Rated PG-13; 106 minutes (2004)
Williamsburg Regional Library presents the Celtic Film Series in cooperation with the local chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. The series explores the history, drama and quirky humor of films made in or about Ireland and the Irish.
This season’s films are dedicated to the memory of W&M emeritus professor of English and former WRL Board member Jack Willis, who introduced many of the Celtic films from the inception of the series.