SEAMUS HEANEY AND THE MUSIC OF WHAT HAPPENS -Film Screening
The beloved Nobel-Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney died in 2013. Six years later, in the “gorgeous, almost luxurious” (The Guardian) documentary Seamus Heaney and the Music of What Happens, his brothers, wife, and children remember him, and read some of the poems he wrote for them. Born in Northern Ireland in Derry – a town which campaigned hard for civil rights – Heaney’s stellar career coincided with the Troubles, one of the bloodiest political upheavals of the 20th century. The poet, who identified as Irish rather than British, nevertheless refrained from becoming a spokesman for the Republican cause. When he died, a crowd of 80,000 Gaelic football fans in Dublin observed a minute’s silence. Directed by Adam Low and Dermot Lavery.