The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society will present an exclusive screening of the Irish film BLACK 47 on Wednesday, November 28th at 7.30 pm in the MV Film Center.
Opening reception in the film center lobby beginning at 6:45 p.m. Join Elaine Cawley Weintraub, Lara O’Brien, and Liam O’Callaghan in an authentic experience of Irish art, history and story telling and enjoy a glass of Baileys and some Irish food! The introduction to the film will be given by Ms. Weintraub, a cultural Irish historian.
This thrilling drama is set during the years of the Great Famine in Ireland, and shows authentic images of the catastrophic events and their impact on both Ireland and the United States. The Famine in Ireland cost the country one quarter of the population and began the exodus to the United States. Learn how the story of desperate emigration played out on Martha’s Vineyard where a Famine ship wrecked on Muskeget. Learn the names of those victims, and trace their tragic journey. Irish critics have said “this film deserves its spot among the memorable films of 2018", and the Irish Independent calls it “an admirable attempt to go where no one has gone before.”