Literary Flicks - In the Name of the Father

Starts:Tuesday, November 13, 2018  7:30 PMEnds:Tuesday, November 13, 2018  9:00 PM



Newport Public Library

35 NW. Nye St

Newport, OR 97365

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In the Name of the Father is a 1993 film based on the autobiography, Proved Innocent: The Story of Gerry Conlon of the Guildford Four by Gerry Conlon. Conlon (Daniel Day-Lewis) is an Irishman living in London in 1974, when an explosion in a pub kills four off-duty soldiers and a civilian, and wounds sixty-five others. He is arrested and coerced into confessing, ending up with a life sentence. Emma Thompson plays his attorney, Gareth Peirce, who campaigns on behalf of him and the other men convicted of the crime. The film was nominated for seven Academy Award nominations, including Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, and Best Picture.

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