Titanic Town


1h 36m 1998

Brief Synopsis

An ordinary housewife in 1970s Belfast takes on both the IRA and the British Army in order to put an end to the city's violence. Bernadette decides enough is enough when a friend is killed in front of her young son's eyes. She speaks out in public, but the Protestant press turn her words into an ant

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
SHOOTING GALLERY/SHOOTING GALLERY PICTURES
Location
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Synopsis

An ordinary housewife in 1970s Belfast takes on both the IRA and the British Army in order to put an end to the city's violence. Bernadette decides enough is enough when a friend is killed in front of her young son's eyes. She speaks out in public, but the Protestant press turn her words into an anti-IRA campaign. She is ostracized by her own community, until she decides to talk directly to the IRA and the British government. Things get complex when her daughter's boyfriend is arrested as a terrorist. Based on an autobiographical novel by Mary Costello.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
SHOOTING GALLERY/SHOOTING GALLERY PICTURES
Location
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Ecumenical Jury Prize at 1998 Locarno International Film Festival.

Limited Release in United States September 1, 2000

Released in United States Summer September 1, 2000

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States May 1998

Released in United States August 1998

Released in United States October 1998

Released in United States November 1998

Released in United States 1999

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 26 - March 4, 1998.

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (out of competition) August 27 - September 7, 1998.

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 13-24, 1998.

Shown at Locarno International Film Festival August 5-15, 1998.

Shown at Dinard Festival of British Film (in competition) in Dinard, France October 1-4, 1998.

Shown at London Film Festival November 5-19, 1998.

Shown at Newport Beach International Film Festival (World Cinema) March 25 - April 4, 1999.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 13 - June 6, 1999.

Released as part of distribution package: "Shooting Gallery Film Series" (Loews Cineplex Entertainment). The 2000 package also includes: "Non-Stop" (Japan/1997), "One" (USA/1997), "Human Resources" (France/1999), "A Time for Drunken Horses" (Iran/2000) and (USA/1999).

Began shooting September 22, 1997.

Limited Release in United States September 1, 2000

Released in United States Summer September 1, 2000

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, California February 26 - March 4, 1998.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (out of competition) August 27 - September 7, 1998.)

Released in United States May 1998 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 13-24, 1998.)

Released in United States August 1998 (Shown at Locarno International Film Festival August 5-15, 1998.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Dinard Festival of British Film (in competition) in Dinard, France October 1-4, 1998.)

Released in United States November 1998 (Shown at London Film Festival November 5-19, 1998.)

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Newport Beach International Film Festival (World Cinema) March 25 - April 4, 1999.)

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 13 - June 6, 1999.)