This event will include a screening of the extraordinary documentary, How to Defuse a Bomb: The Project Children Story, a powerful feature film that celebrates the unsullied hard work and dedication of the Project Children Charity and one of its founding members, Denis Mulcahy, a retired and highly decorated NYPD Bomb Squad Officer. The film documents the pursuit of reconciliation in Northern Ireland, through the medium of its children. Offering over 24,000 children a six-week summer reprieve from the intrinsic, sectarian violence of “The Troubles”, this remarkable tale resonates with all that is good in this world.
Join us at the museum for a pre-show reception at 2pm, followed by a 2:30pm screening of How to Defuse a Bomb: The Project Children Story, and conclude with a Q & A with Officer Mulcahy. Tickets available for purchase here.
This is the second film of The Brendan Fahy Bequette Filmmakers Series, whose family are endowing this series to help showcase young or emerging artists, as was Brendan before Covid and then cancer ended his career. Brendan graduated from Ithaca College in 2018, where he majored in Cinema and Photography, so we will be showcasing work that he would have loved and been inspired by.