Who? Writer and producer Jimmy McGovern started his career on channel 4’s soap Brookside. He then went on to create the hugely popular drama series Cracker starring Robbie Coltrane, in 1993, which aired on ITV and over in America. In 2006 he created the award winning BBC drama The Street, which ran for three series and more recently Moving On for BBC daytime TV.
What? A question and answer session with the Liverpool-born writer will follow a special screening of McGovern's powerful drama, Priest, starring Linus Roache, Tom Wilkinson, Robert Carlyle, Cathy Tyson, Lesley Sharp, Robert Pugh, Christine Tremarco and James Ellis.
Father Greg Pilkington is torn between his call as a conservative Catholic priest and his secret life as a homosexual and his gay lover, frowned upon by the Church. Upon hearing the confession of a young girl and her incestuous father, Greg enters into an intensely emotional spiritual struggle deciding between choosing morals over religion and one life over another
When? Monday 1st March, 7pm.
Where? FACT, Wood Street
Why? It's another in the Clapperboard Presents… series, a new initiative by Maureen Sinclair to raise funds for the Clapperboard Youth Project which gets young people across the North West involved in film making. The event describes itself as “an excellent opportunity for new and established media and creative players to network ideas and show support which benefits all.”
How: Tickets are £10 each, concessions £7.00 from fact box office now on 08717 042 063 or book online www.picturehouses.co.uk Tickets include an after show drink.
Maureen says: “I was very privileged to have organised the Liverpool premiere of Jimmy’s first cfeature, Priest. It’s wonderful that sixteen years later we’re screening it as part of Clapperboard presents... with Jimmy participating in a Q and A”.
Jimmy says: “I’m a great admirer of Maureen Sinclair and what she has achieved through her dedication and commitment to the Clapperboard Youth Project, with very little funding. It’s a wonderful creative way of empowering young people and giving them an opportunity that most of us never had”.
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