The Celtic Film Series: “The Brylcreem Boys” (1998)
April 14, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
PG-13 ‧ 1998 ‧ Drama/Romance/War ‧ 1h 46min
Based on actual events, this is the story of honor, courage, and passionate rivalries. In an effort to remain neutral, Ireland made a deal to intern any soldier, German or Allied, captured on Irish soil. During a dogfight, Allied pilot Miles Keogh (Bill Campbell) and German pilot Rudolph von Stegenbek (Angus MacFadyen) shoot each other down and are captured. The camp commandant (Gabriel Byrne) tries to keep the peace between these sworn enemies. But, when both men fall in love with Mattie (Jean Butler) , a fiery Irish beauty, their hatred becomes personal. Now, these soldiers must fight each other on two battlefields — love and war.
The Celtic Film Series in the Williamsburg Library Theatre runs the 2nd Thursday of each month* from September 2021 through May 2022 (*except November, film will be shown on November 4th).
The Celtic Film Series is supported by the Cardinal John O’Connor Division of The Ancient Order of Hibernians.