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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 storytelling 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 shipwrecked 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.

BLACK 47 sees the famine not as a sorrowful tragedy, but as a matter of criminal constitutional negligence, with colonial rulers creating a serf class of disenfranchised tenant farmers, whose product was exported and who were made dependent for subsistence on a single, blight-vulnerable strain of potato.” – The Guardian

“One man’s ruthless pursuit of justice plays out against the darkest chapter of Irish history in this riveting revenge thriller”Rotten Tomatoes