2008. Great Britain. Steve McQueen. 92 min.
Introduced by Enda Walsh, post-screening covnersation between Enda Walsh and Gabriel Byrne
Saturday, May 28, 2011, 8:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2008. Great Britain. Directed by Steve McQueen. Screenplay by Enda Walsh, McQueen. With Michael Fassbender, Liam Cunningham. Set in Northern Ireland's notorious Maze prison, the film uses an extended conversation between incarcerated Irish republican Bobby Sands (Fassbender) and a Catholic priest (Cunningham) to examine the motivations behind the 1981 hunger strikes undertaken by IRA prisoners seeking political status from the British government. An unflinching portrait of human defiance in the face of institutional power, Hunger reinvented Irish political cinema. 92 min.