Lady Betty

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3Below, San Jose Sun, Aug 21 4:20 PM
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Shorts 07: Something Funny
Pruneyard Cinemas Thu, Aug 25 6:45 PM
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Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Shorts
Runtime (minutes):7
Premiere Status:SF-San Jose Bay Area Premiere
Genre:Animation
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Colm Meaney
David Pearse
Director:Paul McGrath
Producer(s):Leticia Agudo
Screenwriter:Bobby Moloney
Music By:Gregory Magee

Description

Paddy and Mick are eager to out-do each with their war stories, and soon they begin telling the story of Lady Betty, the first and only female executioner in Ireland. We are zipped back to the late 1700s, to a lonely shack on the edge of town where Betty Sugrue and her son Padraic eke out a meagre existence. Told through Paddy and Mick’s distinctive style of storytelling, which involves constantly interrupting each other while arguing about the exact details of the story, we see and hear about the hard and twisted life of Lady Betty.


A woman who performed the heinous act of murdering her own son, who was arrested and sentenced to be hanged, and who, in a bizarre twist of fate on the day of her own execution, hangs every other prisoner there in return for her own life being saved.