RESCHEDULED: Green Screen Double Bill for St Patrick’s Day Weekend

Green Screen: Irish Documentary Double Bill:
A Million Bricks (N/C 15) & Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey
(N/C 15)


Friday 15 March
The Glad Cafe
Doors 6.30pm
First Film- A Million Bricks  -Starts at 7pm

Co-Director Frank Martin will introduce A Million Bricks and will take part in a Q&A following the film
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Second Film-Bernadette -Starts at 9.15pm
Price for both films – £6 full price £5 concession-and all box office will go directly to the filmmakers.  Tickets only available on the door.



A Million Bricks

In the optimism of the 1960’s people bought new homes in Springfield Park only to find themselves at the heart of a battle when the Troubles broke out. After a night of violence in 1971, six people were killed and Catholic and Protestant families left the last mixed street in West Belfast.


A Million Bricks is the story of a scattered community told by the people themselves and directed and produced by Frank Martin and Seamus Kelters, who lived there. 
They were ordinary people who saw their hopes realised, then dashed within the space of a decade. 

Where once stood a row of houses shared by Protestants and Catholics now stands Belfast’s biggest peace-line, a wall of a million bricks, separating them.

Co Director Frank Martin will travel from Belfast for this screening to introduce the film and take part in a Q&A after the film so don’t miss this!

Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey

Did you know that Bernadette Devlin was once described by an opponent as “Fidel Castro in a mini skirt”? That she punched the Home Secretary in the Houses of Parliament the day after Bloody Sunday? That she was elected MP at 21?

Bernadette Devlin McAliskey has certainly had a tumultuous political career and her political journey continues to this day. Lelia Doolan’s documentary allows her personal and political story to unfold in this atmospheric and evocative film. Using archive footage and a series of interviews with Bernadette herself over a number of years, a complex and intricate picture evolves of a formidable figure of recent Irish politics.


Thanks to Director Lelia Doolan for permission to screen this film.

Rescheduled from Southside Film Festival, May 2012, for St Patrick’s Day weekend.