“In the Name of the Father,” a 1993 Irish film that won international awards and was nominated for 7 Oscars, will be presented free at 7 p.m. Friday, April 20, in the auditorium of the Central School Arts and Humanities Center. Calcasieu Cinema International, a branch of the Council for International Concerns, will present the film in partnership with McNeese State University’s Banners Cultural Series and Office of Diversity; Lake Area Psychiatry; the Arts and Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana; Common Ground/Culture Fest Louisiana; Newman, Hoffoss & Devall Law Firm; and CocaCola.
Directed by Jim Sheridan, the film stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, and Emma Thompson. An IRA bombing kills several people, and a forced—and false --confession is wrung from a young thief, who is imprisoned along with his father. A British lawyer tries to help the two, and the powerful drama of “The Troubles” of Northern Ireland becomes a very personal story. It is based on writer Gerry Conlon’s autobiography, but, as one reviewer notes, “Instead of blaring political bias, viewers are treated to a compassionate human drama without the preachings and irritating banter of most other ‘social dramas.’” Rated R for language and politically-generated violence.
A moderated discussion will follow, and free drinks and popcorn will be served!
For more information, call Corliss Badeaux, secretary of the Council for International Concerns, at 475-5310.