The Journey with Timothy Spall in person
Location: Redstone Theater
With actor Timothy Spall and director Nick Hamm in person
Dir. Nick Hamm. 2016, 95 mins. DCP courtesy IFC Films. With Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney. Featuring a riveting performance by the great British actor Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner, Life Is Sweet), The Journey is the gripping account of how two men from opposite sides of the political spectrum came together to change the course of history. In 2006, amidst the ongoing, decades-long conflict in Northern Ireland, representatives from the two warring factions meet for negotiations. In one corner is Ian Paisley (Timothy Spall), the deeply conservative British loyalist; in the other is Martin McGuinness (Colm Meaney), a former Irish Republican Army leader who has devoted his life to the cause of Irish reunification. Over the course of an impromptu, detour-filled car ride through the Scottish countryside, each begins to see the other less as an enemy, and more as an individual—a breakthrough that promises to at last bring peace to the troubled region. Driven by two virtuoso central performances, The Journey is a more-relevant-than-ever reminder of how basic humanity can overcome political division. John Hurt costars.
Tickets: $15 ($11.25 for members at the Film Lover and MoMI Kids Premium levels, free for Silver Screen members and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with any questions regarding online reservations.)