THE GOOD MAN

Monday, December 16 | 7:30 PM

UK | South Africa | Ireland

2012, no rating

Running Time: 75 Minutes

 

 

 

South Africa's national Day of Reconciliation, which came into being after the end of apartheid with the intention of fostering reconciliation and national unity, has been observed on December 16 since 1994.

 

In recognition of the holiday, Belmont World Film is honored to present the New England premiere of The Good Man, a film about guilt, responsibility, and the attempt to live with dignity in the face of impossible circumstances. It is about the logic of violence; both random (an accident) and structural (politics) writ large on two individuals living very different lives-one in Northern Ireland and the other in a South African township. It is about how small the world is; how we connect with, or impinge on, each other.  It engages personally with the abstract economics which continue to shape the struggle of people to change their world, and asks, ultimately, a simple question without a simple answer: in the middle of all of this, what on earth does it mean to be good? 

 

The film premiered to rave reviews at the Durban International Film Festival in South Africa.

 

Speaker: Writer and director Phil Harrison

 

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