The Lonely Passion Of Judith Hearne – 7 Dec
December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
The Brian Moore at 100 Project and the Irish Literary Society present a free screening of The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne, an adaptation of Moore’s anti-church novel that features an astonishing Maggie Smith in a role regarded as one of her finest.
Judith Hearne (Smith) is a middle-aged spinster who’s dedicated her life to the church and caring for her cantankerous aunt, scraping a meagre living giving piano lessons. Believing she’s finally found companionship in the form of her landlady’s brother Madden (Bob Hoskins), a New York-based entrepreneur, Judith begins to exhume her emotions, unaware that she may be misinterpreting his intentions.
To mark the centenary of the birth of Belfast-born writer Brian Moore (1921-1999) the ILS have partnered with the Exeter University project Brian Moore at 100. Designed to coincide with the centenary of his birth, this project seeks to critically appraise, and thus revive scholarly and public interest in, the work of neglected and important Belfast-born writer, Brian Moore (1921- 1999). If you attend the screening you may also be interested in a talk on 8 December with the academic Dr Sinéad Moynihan and writer Lucy Caldwell on Moore’s work and legacy.