Joshua Minnitt, an English Justice of the Peace during the Irish potato famine of the 1850s, worked tirelessly with his family to fight the famine and save a community, but had to disinherit his only son when he married a local Catholic girl.
‘The Minnitts of Anabeg’ was shot in Nenagh and Thurles with Patrick Bergin and a host of actors coming from the Nenagh and Thurles drama groups.
It was filmed in Anabeg house, the ancestral home of the Minnitt family near Nenagh and in the local convent where some of the buildings date back to the famine.
Filmed in August 2012 in Nenagh, it took more filming in London and then back in Tipperary to finish the project as it spans 400 years and has a multitude of speaking parts.
Already screened in New York, Philadelphia and Boston to a great response from an Irish American audience, this film tells an important story in Irish history.
There will be a Q&A session after the screening with director Alan Brown and some cast members.
‘The Minnitts of Anabeg’ will screen at The Source Arts Centre on Thurday, March 13th (8pm). Tickets priced at €10 (€8 concession). Call the box officer on 0504 90204 or visit thesourceartscentre.ie.