Jim Sheridan

Jim Sheridan – My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown (1989)

Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb – his left foot. Read More »

Jim Sheridan – In the Name of the Father (1993)

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A man’s coerced confession to an I.R.A. bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them.

Roger Ebert wrote:
The Guildford Four were framed; there seems to be no doubt about that. A feckless young Irishman named Gerry Conlon and three others were charged by the British police with being the IRA terrorists who bombed a pub in Guildford, England, in 1974, and a year later they were convicted and sentenced to life.

But great doubts grew up about their guilt, it was proven that evidence in their favor had been withheld, and in 1989 their convictions were overturned. Read More »