Search for Common Ground, in partnership with IFC, invites you to the
Washington D.C. Premiere of
Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
United States Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
7:30 Welcome by Norman Houston, Counsellor of Northern Ireland Bureau and Nick Hamm, Director of The Journey
9:00 Panel Discussion moderated by Search President & CEO, Shamil Idriss
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Journey is the gripping account of how two men from opposite sides of the political spectrum came together to change the course of history. In 2006, amidst the ongoing, decades-long conflict in Northern Ireland, representatives from the two warring factions meet for negotiations. In one corner is Ian Paisley (Timothy Spall), the deeply conservative British loyalist; in the other is Martin McGuinness (Colm Meaney), a former Irish Republican Army leader who has devoted his life to the cause of Irish reunification. Opposites in every way, the two men at first seem to have little chance of ever finding common ground. But over the course of an impromptu, detour-filled car ride through the Scottish countryside, each begins to see the other less as an enemy, and more as an individual—a breakthrough that promises to, at last, bring peace to the troubled region. Driven by two virtuoso central performances, The Journey is a more-relevant-than-ever reminder of how simple humanity can overcome political division. John Hurt co-stars.