Song for a Raggy Boy

Aisling Walsh

Date of Screening TBC

Song for a Raggy Boy | 93 mins | 2003

Cinema TBC | Time TBC | €5

Written and Directed by Aisling Walsh

In 1939, Franklin played by Aidan Quinn is appointed to St Jude's Reformatory School as the only lay teacher amongst the Christian Brothers. He tries to build up a relationship based on trust with the boys, who are used to the verbal and physical abuse doled out by the Brothers. However the consequences of his actions are disastrous, and Franklin is forced to decide whether to abandon the school and follow his idealistic principals or stay with the boys and work within the violently conservative system.

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