First Friday Film: Belfast

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Nominated for multiple awards, including best picture of the year, "Belfast" is a poignant story of love, laughter and loss in one boy's childhood amid the music and social tumult of the late 1960s in Northern Ireland. Buddy's family lives in a largely Protestant district with a few Catholic families, but one day his community and everything he thought he understood about life is suddenly turned upside down. His family gets caught in the mayhem and must decide to stay or leave the only place they have ever called home. Academy-Award nominee Kenneth Branagh wrote and directed the film, which is based on his childhood experience during a troubled time.