Lighthouse Cinema, Screen 2
The entire series of RTÉ’s 2016 production, Rebellion will also be on show on the big screen for the first time. This five part drama, starring Brian Gleeson, Charlie Murphy and Sarah Greene, forms an important part in engaging the Irish public around 1916. Filmed in Dublin, it is set over three weeks during Easter 1916 and charts “the violent birth of modern Ireland”. The series begins in 1914. Europe is at war and Britain is preoccupied with the German threat. But by 1916 in Dublin, the Easter Rising explodes into life and announces the beginning of a campaign for independence that will take another seven years to resolve.
Public feeling turns toward the rebels as more executions are carried out. May is persecuted by the authorities, while Frances is driven to take drastic action.
Photograph courtesy of the RTÉ Archives