Film Club: Into the West

Impoverished in Dublin, youngsters Ossie (Ciaran Fitzgerald) and Tito (Ruaidhri Conroy) live with their widowed father (Gabriel Byrne, who is currently on Broadway performing a one-man show, Walking with Ghosts, based on his memoir of the same name), who drowns his grief in drink. Their grim existence is uplifted by the arrival of their itinerant grandfather (David Kelly), who has brought with him a magical horse from legend -- Tir na nOg. But when crooked cops discover the prized animal, they commandeer it, intending to sell it as a racing horse. Furious, the boys resolve to rescue the mythical creature. Written by Jim Sheridan (My Left Foot), Into the West confronts grief, the clash of cultures with differing values, and the use of the police by the rich and powerful to enforce property rights in their favour.

This film will be shown at the Michael Flanagan Irish Music Heritage Theater in the museum.
Admission is $5 per person.