• Maze

    Directed by Stephen Burke
    Ireland/UK/Sweden/Germany | 93 minutes | North American Premiere | World Cinema Now

  • Maze

    Directed by Stephen Burke
    Ireland/UK/Sweden/Germany | 93 minutes | North American Premiere | World Cinema Now

  • Maze

    Directed by Stephen Burke
    Ireland/UK/Sweden/Germany | 93 minutes | North American Premiere | World Cinema Now

  • Maze

    Directed by Stephen Burke
    Ireland/UK/Sweden/Germany | 93 minutes | North American Premiere | World Cinema Now

Based on a 1983 real-life mass breakout from an Irish prison, this smart, suspenseful thriller tracks the motivations and manipulations of the IRA prisoner who is the escape plan’s chief architect and his relationship with the warder who could be his greatest asset—or his undoing.

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January 10, 2018 1:00 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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January 11, 2018 5:00 PM Mary Pickford is D'Place Tickets not available
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January 13, 2018 10:30 AM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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film synopsis

In the early 1980s, the Maze maximum-security prison in Northern Ireland housed dozens of IRA prisoners and was a flashpoint of the region’s violent Troubles. A massive hunger strike led to the death of 10 of those prisoners and, not long after, 38 more undertook a politically charged and astonishingly successful prison break. Based on these real-life events, writer/director Stephen Burke’s smart and suspenseful thriller tracks the motivations and manipulations of the escape plan’s chief architect, Larry Marley, a republican prisoner carrying a heavy load of survivor’s guilt. He develops a relationship with Gordon Close, the prison warder who could prove to be his greatest asset—or his undoing.

Burke’s tight script delivers a gripping multilayered conflict between—and sometimes among—the loyalists and republicans on both sides of the supposedly impenetrable prison walls. But it’s the interpersonal dynamics and inner conflicts of Marley and Close that deliver the true heat of this highly charged historical moment.

film details

Country: Ireland/UK/Sweden/Germany
Year: 2017
Running Time: 93 minutes
Premier Status: North American Premiere
Language: English
Director: Stephen Burke
Producers: Brendan J. Byrne, Jane Doolan
Principal Cast: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Barry Ward, Martin McCann
Cinematographers: David Grennan
Editor: John O'Connor
Screenwriter: Stephen Burke
Website: WebsiteURL

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