US Premiere of ‘The Minnitts of Anabeg’ at New York Irish Center, August 1st

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    It’s the late 19th century, and the Great Hunger (aka Potato Famine) is ravaging Ireland. The British occupation, poverty and religious strife are also causing extreme social unrest. However, life is pretty good for Joshua Minnitt, an English justice of the peace whose family owns more than 1,000 acres of land in Tipperary. But then Minnitt marries a Catholic woman, and his father disinherits him. Unfettered, Minnitt carries on, dedicating his life to improving living conditions in his community. On Aug. 1, a historical movie on his life, The Minnitts of Anabeg, will make its U.S. premiere at the New York Irish Center in Long Island City. The film’s writer and director, Alan Brown of Krown Films, will attend the screening and participate in a Q&A afterward.

    Details: The Minnitts of Anabeg, New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, Aug. 1, 7:30 PM, $15/$8 for students, seniors and the unemployed, tickets are limited, please RSVP to Chris at chris@newyorkirishcenter.org or 718-482-0909.

    Photo: The Minnitts of Anabeg

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