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Screening, Waking Ned Devine (1998)
April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
KinoSaito invites you to our Spring 2023 Irish Film Series that will be offered free-of-charge to
the public on Fridays, March 10, April 14, and May 5, from 6-9 pm, at the KinoSaito Art Center located at 115 7th Street in Verplanck. Prior to each film show, our Guest Speaker Dr. Cathal Pratt, Irish Cultural Studies expert from Fordham University, will present an historical introduction prior to each screening and facilitate an audience discussion afterwards.
Waking Ned Devine
on Friday, April 14, 6-9 pm
Directed by Kirk Jones, © 1998, 91 minutes
This lighthearted debut comedy written and directed by Kirk Jones tells the story of a lucky
national lottery winner, Ned Devine, who is so taken by his good fortune that he dies from
the shock of it! News of Ned’s win spreads quickly in his quaint Irish village of Tully More,
but not the news of his demise. With lottery officials closing in to confirm the prize-winner,
Ned’s friends’ scheme to keep the money close to home. But as the plot twists humorously,
they learn it is hard is to keep such a secret in a small town. Waking Ned Devine received
the BAFTA Award for the Most Promising Newcomer for Jones, among many other awards.