Event : Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey
Category: Movies/Concerts/Plays
Date: 3/11/2019
Time: 07:00 PM
City: Camden
State: Maine
Location: Camden Opera House

Cinémathèque @ the Camden Opera House is a new monthly film program celebrating the best of classic, foreign, and cult cinema. This thrilling selection for the big screen aims to challenge, invigorate, and promote dialogue.


This month, join us for Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey


She was the youngest ever female MP. She once punched the Home Secretary in the face. And she was shot seven times in an assassination attempt – it would be hard not to make an interesting film about the life and career of Bernadette Devlin McAliskey.


Bernadette Devlin McAliskey’s remarkable political life is recounted in Lelia Doolan’s 2011 documentary Bernadette: Notes on a Polotical Journey. Combining archive footage with a series of intimate interviews conducted with Devlin McAliskey, director Lelia Doolan perfectly encapsulates the idiosyncrasies and rebelliousness which has fuelled her subject’s pivotal role at the heart of civil rights, feminism and socialism in Northern Ireland. Bernadette is a fascinating and powerful account of this firebrand figure, an impressively rounded depiction of a woman blessed with incredible eloquence, clarity and firm socialist principles. Throughout the film, McAliskey speaks openly about her views on the Peace Process and the direction that Republican politics has taken. Dir. Lelia Doolan, 2011, Ireland, 88 min.


Casual post-show discussions at nearby 40 Paper will follow each Cinémathèque screening, including ½ price drinks starting at 9 pm.


Cinémathèque will run Mondays at 7pm; General admission tickets $8, available online and at the door. Curated by Joanna Spinks.



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