Irish Filmmaker Festival – Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey: Wed. 10/8 @ 7PM
Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey, directed and produced by Lelia Doolan, will be shown in the lower level Multimedia Room at the DiMenna-Nyselius Library on Wednesday, October 8th. The documentary discusses Bernadette Devlin’s rise to fame in the British Parliament during the late 1960’s. In fact, the documentary is composed of footage filmed over the course of nine years, from 2002 to 2011.
The documentary serves as a great reminder to the audience that anything is possible. At the age of 21, Bernadette Devlin secured her spot in the British Parliament as the youngest female member! Unlike many controversial activists, Bernadette successfully evaded an assassination attempt.
Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey was filmed in Ireland and is approximately 88 minutes long.
Following the exclusive screening of the documentary, director and producer Leila Doolan will answer questions from the audience.
The Festival is free and open to the public at 7PM each Wednesday. Light refreshments will be served. The Festival schedule continues as follows: October 8: Lelia Doolan’s Bernadette: A Political Journey; October 15: Connor Montague’s Who Needs Enemies; October 22: Alan Gilsenan’s Eliza Lynch: The Queen of Paraguay