IU CINEMA: Waking Ned Devine
Programmed by IU Cinema House Manager Gabe Donnelly.
This classic Irish comedy exposes the remote village Tullymore, where someone has just struck gold. Ned Devine has won several million in the National Lottery, but the one hitch is that he’s dead. Dying from the shock of winning, the close-knit Irish village comes up with a scheme to “protect” their recently deceased friend’s money. They soon come to realize that it’s very hard to keep any secrets in Tullymore. Written and directed by Kirk Jones, this cult classic comedy subverts audience expectations. Shot on the Isle of Man in five weeks, the film went on to receive critical praise and box-office success.