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Lenny Abrahamson to attend Pálás screening of The Little Stranger

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ONE OF Ireland's leading film-makers, the Oscar nominated Lenny Abrahamson, will be in the Pálás cinema this weekend for a special screening of his new film, The Little Stranger, and take part in a public Q&A.

A stranger among the poor

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During her first visit to Ireland while walking the road from Oranmore to Loughrea, Aesnath Nicholson, a lone witness to the growing desperation of the poor as successive years of the Great Famine took its frightening toll, stopped to rest her blistered feet. She leant against a wall and thought about the advice her friends had given her in America. They told her the trip was reckless and she would damage her health. Yet even at that moment she asked herself: Would she rather be back in her parlour in New York?

The stranger standing at Maam Cross Station

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There was a humorous mix-up when Pádraig Pearse first visited Ros Muc in 1903. He was 24 years of age, and already imbued by a passion, and a vision for the Ireland of the new century. *

 

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