Browning Cinema

Some Mother’s Son (1996)

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Some Mother’s Son Learning Beyond the Classics
Learning Beyond the Classics: Screening the Irish Troubles
Directed by Terry George
With Helen Mirren, Fionnula Flanagan, Aidan Gillen
Rated R, 112 minutes, DVD

In 1981, Kathleen Quigley (Helen Mirren), a soft-spoken Irish schoolteacher, is shocked to learn that her son, Gerard (Aidan Gillen), has been arrested for his involvement in the Irish Republican Army. In prison, Gerard and his friend, Frank Higgins (David O'Hara), participate in a hunger strike. Kathleen, who's desperately worried for Gerard's health, strikes up an unlikely friendship with Frank's mother, Annie (Fionnula Flanagan), who supports their sons' drastic choice.

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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