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'Waking Ned Devine' Next Up in Film Series

The comedy revolves around a scheme to claim a dean man's winning lottery ticket.

The Erin Go Bragh: Movies Set in Ireland film series in the Barrington library auditorium continues today at 2 pm with “Waking Ned Devine.”

The comedy centers around what happens in a small Irish village when one of its residents wins the lottery. Jackie and Michael (Ian Bannen and David Kelly) are two friends who try to track down the winner. It turns out that their buddy, Ned Devine, holds the winning ticket.

There is a problem. He apparently died of shock when he learned the good news. So, now Jackie and Michael concoct a scheme to cover up Ned’s death so that they can claim the prize money, much to the disgust of Jackie’s wife Annie (Fionnula Flanagan).

The movie runs for 91 minutes and is rated PG for nudity, language, and thematic elements. It is preceded by commentary from movie buff and librarian Doug Swiszcz.

The series concludes on March 30 with a showing of Dancing at Lughnasa (1998), starring Meryl Streep. She is one of five unmarried sisters who make the most of their simple existence in rural Ireland in the 1930s.

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