***THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT***
The Woods Hole Film Festival presents the fourth film in the monthly Dinner & A Movie film series. The series screens independent film each month from November through May.
ABOUT THE FILM
Documentary Feature | James Demo | USA | 88 min.
Cambridge-based independent filmmaker James Demo found his subject through a chance encounter. “I was at the Plough and Stars pub in Cambridge, and I heard that the owner of this little bar was in was in Iraq meeting with all of the key leadership from the conflict,” said Demo. “He was trying to get them to meet with the Northern Irish and South African chief negotiators to quell the violence. The more I learned, I knew I had to meet him and see where the story could now lead.”
That curiosity culminated in THE PEACEMAKER, his documentary portrayal of the life of Padraig O’Malley, an Irish businessman, professor, and recovering alcoholic, who has been a worldwide figure in the resolution of international conflict for nearly 40 years. The 73-year-old man was clearly born to his profession, having convened a key Northern Ireland peace conference at the age of 33 and bankrolling it himself despite having had no real credentials or experience. He does possess one indisputable advantage: his Irishness. “I always play the Irish code, no matter where I go,” O’Malley asserts. He displays a remarkable ability to get warring figures to sit down and communicate with each other.
The film follows him over five years during the third act of his life: from his isolated life in Cambridge, Massachusetts to some of the world’s most dangerous crisis zones as he traverses the globe from from Northern Ireland to Kosovo and Nigeria to Iraq where he applies a peacemaking model based on his recovery from addiction. In his race against time, he searches for some kind of salvation for both the world and himself.
Filmmaker James Demo and Padraig O’Malley will attend the evening and participate in a post-screening discussion.
DINNER AND OTHER SPECIALS BEFORE THE FILM BEFORE THE FILM
NOTE: COST OF RESTAURANT PURCHASE IS SEPARATE FROM THE SCREENING TICKET
The Captain Kidd, 77 Water Street, Woods Hole, is offering a 15% discount on meals ordered (alcoholic beverages not included) on the evening of a film. Please call (508) 548-8563 for reservation. Please bring your ticket to show the server and let them know you are going to the film.
Quicks Hole Tavern, 29 Railroad Ave., Woods Hole, is offering a free "bag of donuts" dessert with the purchase of a dinner prior to the film. Please bring your ticket to show the server and let them know you are going to the film. Call (508) 495-0048 for a reservation.
All seating is general admission. Doors open at 7 p.m. Screenings have been selling out, so we recommend that you purchase your tickets in advance. If the screening is not sold out, tickets will be available at the door.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Student and veteran ticket purchasers please bring a valid ID
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is plenty of street parking.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (508) 495-3456
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