Director: Steve McQueen
Date: 1 April 2010, 19.00-21.00 h.
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Raymond Lohan is an ordinary man doing the job of a prison officer in the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland, 1981. He works in one of the infamous H-Blocks, where republican prisoners are on the Blanket and No-Wash protest; a living hell for both prisoner and prison officer.
Davey Gillen, a young, new prisoner is arrives in jail for the first time. Although terrified, Davey resolutely refuses to wear the prison uniform - he is no common criminal. He joins the Blanket protest and shares a cell with another 'non-conforming' prisoner Gerry Campbell. Gerry, hardened to the horrific realities of Maze life, guides Davey through the daily routine, he trains him how to smuggle items and exchange comms™ (communications) with the outside world, passing them on to their H-Block leader Bobby Sands at Sunday Mass.
The protest continues and brings a lot of violence. Eventually it turns into a hungerstrike by the prisoners, in order for them to restore their pride.
The movie night programme is provided free of charge, no reservations are necessary. Doors open at 18.30, and the movie starts at 19.00 hours. Afterwards there will be time to discuss the movies in the restaurant. Food and drinks at own expense at the restaurant.