Monday, May 26, 2014

Solas Nua Presents Irish Popcorn! Death of a Superhero

Irish Popcorn! returns tonight to Busboys and Poets at 14th & U Streets, N.W. Solas Nua presents a special screening of Ian Fitzgibbon's Death of a Superhero, starring Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings, Rise of the Planet of the Apes) Thomas Sangster and Aisling Loftus at 7:00 PM. Admission is free; and even better... Busboys and Poets' extensive menu is available.

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: To the world around him, Donald appears to be a typical teenager. He's moody toward his parents, awkward around girls, and ambivalent about the struggle to fit in at school. But Donald also possesses an extraordinary imagination and a talent for art that sets him apart from his peers. When he is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, Donald retreats into a fantasy world in order to avoid confronting the painful reality of his life. With the help of a compassionate therapist, family and friends who care for him, and a young woman who becomes his first love, Donald decides to take advantage of his remaining days and fight against the sickness that tries to claim his life.