directed by John Michael McDonagh, 2011
Wednesday, October 24 at 7 p.m.
Multimedia Room, DiMenna-Nyselius Library
Free and open to the public
The final film of the fall series is "The Guard" (2011), directed by John Michael McDonagh, and starring Brendan Gleason as Sgt. Gerry Boyle. Set in Galway, Gleason plays a local policeman (guard) who seems to put pleasure before duty. His new partner is a Dubliner, Aidan McBride, played by Rory Keenan, who goes by the book and is shocked by Boyle's rule breaking. The film concerns international drug dealers that have invaded the area causing the FBI to send agent Everett (Don Cheadie) to take care of business. The mixture of Irish attitudes, comic dialogue and police action have made "The Guard" a box office hit on both sides of the Atlantic.
Dr. Robert Epstein, associate professor of English, will introduce the film.