Some Mother's Son
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A 1981 hunger strike in a Belfast prison is the historical inspiration for the drama Some Mother's Son, which attempts to focus on the personal dimensions of the event through its portrayal of the families of the striking prisoners. Directed by Terry George, co-author of In the Name of the Father, the film is anchored by Helen Mirren's performance as Kathleen Quigley, an educated, thoughtful schoolteacher who feels the Irish-English conflict is remote from her life until her son is arrested for his involvement with the Irish Republican Army. Yet while she supports her son and works to… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%

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"Riveting political drama about the importance of conscience and following the imperatives of the heart."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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