THE PEACEMAKER With Director James Demo in person!

REAL TO REEL Sponsored by Stu & Ginger Polisner


Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Sun, Jul 29, 2018 7:00 PM


REAL TO REEL Sponsored by Stu & Ginger Polisner

Sunday, July 29 at 7 pm | Members $11 | Public $16
With Director James Demo in person!

An intimate portrait of Padraig O’Malley - a legend among the international human rights community for being a negotiator in crisis zones like Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Nigeria, and Iraq - as he struggles with addictions to alcohol and work, strives to find salvation in conflict zones, his personal relationships and within himself.

Internationally renowned negotiator Padraig O'Malley travels the world to broker peace for others but struggles to find it for himself. Taking us from his isolated life in Cambridge, Massachusetts to some of the most dangerous crisis zones on Earth—Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Nigeria, and Iraq—the film shows O'Malley developing a peacemaking model based on his recovery from addiction. Armed with a dry wit and steely pragmatism, he is committed to making a difference, but his motivations are mysterious, resulting in a portrait unlike any other—with inner conflict and external ameliorations working in uneasy tandem. We meet Padraig in the third act of his life in a race against time to find some kind of salvation for both the world and himself. (USA, 2016, 90 min., NR, English| Dir. James Demo)