Wednesday, 18 November 2015 - 5:45am
'Fortune's Wheel' is the story of a young man from Fairview, Bill Stephens who had, with his wife Mai a circus act, Jungle Capers, in 1950s Ireland. The act included lions and Alsatian dogs whom the young couple kept in wasteland behind Fairview cinema during the winter months. In November 1951 one of the lionesses escaped into the streets of Fairview and Fairview Park. She was eventually shot by the police after mauling a young petrol pump attendant. The story has become part of the folklore of Dublin with many variations. The film will be introduced by the director, Joe Lee and producers Bill Kennedy and Loraine Kennedy. Lorraine is Bill Stephens' niece. 'Fortune's Wheel' won Best Irish Documentary in this year's Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. Light refreshments from 5.30pm.
Pearse Street library
138-144 Pearse Street,Dublin 2.