Browning Cinema

Hunger (2008)

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Hunger Learning Beyond the Classics
Learning Beyond the Classics: Screening the Irish Troubles
Directed by Steve McQueen
With Michael Fassbender, Liam Cunningham, Liam McMahon
Not Rated, 96 minutes, Blu-ray

Steve McQueen, who would later direct 12 Years a Slave, began his feature directorial career with this biopic of Bobby Sands (Michael Fassbender) and other Republican prisoners jailed in Northern Ireland who performed hunger strikes in 1981. The film chronicles the various strikes performed by the group prior to the hunger strikes that garnered worldwide attention while also teasing apart the moral questions inherent to incarceration and self-punishing activism.

Free for ND, SMC, HC, and IUSB students.

This film is part of the Learning Beyond the Classics series on the Irish Troubles. To view and purchase the series, click here.

Co-presented by Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies. Sponsored by the Meg and John P. Brogan Endowment for Classic Cinema.


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