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The Patriot Game + The Jackets Green

The Patriot Game + The Jackets Green

The Patriot Game + The Jackets Green

1979 / 1988 / 93min / 16mm

DIRECTOR: ARTHUR MACCAIG

THE PATRIOT GAME
Director: Arthur MacCaig
1979 / 93 mins / 16mm

THE JACKETS GREEN
Director: Arthur MacCaig
1988 / 14 mins / DCP

An abridged history of the bloody, grudgeful Northern Irish "Troubles,"which moves fleet-footed from British colonization to 1922 independence (and partition) to the bullet-strafed years following 1968. A brilliant balancing act that combines long-view lucidity with street-level immediacy, including harrowing eyewitness accounts and surreptitiously filmed footage of the IRA at work. With The Jackets Green, the result of MacCaig walking the streets of Belfast to pose Republican partisans one question: “What are you fighting for?”

Screening in the series Icarus Films at 40.