BERNADETTE: NOTES ON A POLITICAL JOURNEY (EVENING COURSE: HEROIC GESTURES)

Lelia Doolan

Combining interviews with archive footage, writer, broadcaster and filmmaker Lelia Doolan’s film offers an unapologetic interpretation of the life of Bernadette Devlin-McAliskey, the controversial yet often forgotten public figure of the Troubles.

In her presentation, Doolan will talk about heroic behaviour, drawing on the work of Lord Raglan. She will explore how our own desire for political myth and legend informs our viewing and interpretation of this major contributor to 20th century Irish politics.

This event is taking place as part of the IFI Evening Course, Heroic Gestures (February 4th – March 11th). Full course price: €60 (€55 concessions), including tea/coffee. Please book your place by calling Sharon Corrigan on 01 679 5744 or emailing scorrigan@irishfilm.ie (Individual tickets for films on this Course are not available.)

 


 

88 minutes, Ireland, 2011, Documentary

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