Friday Night Flick for March 16 at The Old Theater
WAKING NED DEVINE
When word reaches Jackie O’Shea and Michael O’Sullivan, two elderly best friends, that someone in Tulaigh Mhór (Tullymore), their tiny Irish village of 52 people, has won the Irish National Lottery,they, along with Jackie’s wife Annie, plot to discover the identity of the winner. They obtain a list of lottery customers from Mrs. Kennedy (Maura O’Malley) at the post office and invite the potential winners to a chicken dinner, where they attempt to get the winner to reveal him- or herself. After everyone has left and they are no closer to an answer, Annie realizes that one person did not come to the dinner, so Jackie pays a late-night visit to the only absentee: the reclusive Ned Devine (Jimmy Keogh). He finds Ned in his home in front of the TV, still holding the ticket in his hand, a smile on his face and dead from shock. That same night, Jackie has a dream that the deceased Ned wants to share the winnings with his friends, as he has no family to claim the ticket. Jackie wakes up after the dream, and before dawn, he and Michael return to Ned’s house to gather Ned’s personal information so they can claim the winnings for themselves.
Ian Bannon, David Kelly, Fionnula Flanagan
Box Office opens at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Movie starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission $6.00 Includes FREE popcorn
All proceeds go to the support of The Old Theater, a non-profit organization, located at 609 Broad Street Oriental, NC