“Belfast” comes to Northwest Montana History Museum

Friday, April 14, 2023 (6:30 PM - 10:00 PM) (MDT)


The Northwest Montana History Museum joins with the Flathead Celtic Festival to present the film “Belfast” at 7 p.m., Friday, April 14. Written and directed by decorated actor-filmmaker Kenneth Branagh, the movie is based on Branagh’s experiences growing up in north Belfast in the 1960’s. Seen through the eyes of Buddy, a nine-year-old boy, the film tells the story of a working-class Protestant family living in Belfast at the start of the sectarian violence known as The Troubles. As riots break out in August 1969, loyalists attack the homes and businesses owned by Catholics living on Buddy’s street. The film tells the story of the worsening conflict and its effect on his family which is eventually forced to move to England. With an award-winning cast that includes Caitriona Balfe, Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan, Ciaran Hinds, Colin Morgan and Jude Hill, the film received seven Academy Award nominations and took home the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. It was also named one of the best films of 2021 by the National Board of Review and was honored at the 79th Golden Globe Awards, and the 27th Critics Choice Awards. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. Concessions, including beer and wine, will be available along with Celtic-themed raffle prizes. The Flathead Valley Celtic Festival sponsors an outdoor festival every September (this year Sept. 8 and 9) that features Highland Athletics, music and dance, clan and lineage tents, and food and craft vendors. The Northwest Montana History Museum brings the past alive through exhibits, artifacts, educational programs and events. Regular museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at 124 Second Avenue East, Kalispell. For information call 406-756-8381.

Northwest Montana History Museum
124 Second Avenue East
Kalispell, MT 59901 United States
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Friday, April 14, 2023 (6:30 PM - 10:00 PM) (MDT)
Museum Hours 10 AM - 5 PM Monday through Friday
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