Dir. Steve McQueen (2008); Ireland, 96m
Starring: Stuart Graham, Laine Megaw, Brian Milligan
FRIDAY, may 25th AT 7:00pm & 9:30PM
SATURDAY, may 26th AT 7:00PM & 9:30PM
SUNDAY, may 27th AT 3:00PM
Steve McQueen’s breakdown and exploration of narrative styles through absence and oversaturation make up his award winning and successful directorial debut, Hunger. Presenting a compelling text for analysis and deep emotional understanding of “The Troubles” of Ireland, the major political and military campaign between Loyalists and Irish Nationalists, racking up over 3,500 deaths over the 30 years of conflict. Hunger illuminates and articulates the severity of trauma suffered by those who participated in the 1981 hunger strikes in Northern Ireland. Michael Fassbender’s performance of Bobby Sands, the key organizer of the strike and eventual Member of Parliament for Fermanagh and South Tyrone, is chilling, heart-wrenching, and tragic. Boasting a 17 minute and 10 second continuous shot, McQueen’s directing and vision is truly awe-inspiring.