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February Meeting: Mike Quill: Which Side Are You On?

Mike Quill returns to our stage on February 13th as the subject of a documentary film, “MIKE QUILL: Which Side Are You On?” The documentary’s producer Macdara Vallely will show our audience an excerpt of his film and speak about Quill’s accomplishments as head of the Transport Workers’ Union and his larger than life personality.

Many of our members remember Quill’s brogue getting more and more Irish as he got more and more excited and his mispronunciation of the Mayor’s name as “Mayor Lindsley,” and his reference to the judge in his black robes. Our speaker will remind us of Mike Quill’s being a headline grabbing union leader in a city of headline grabbers.

Macdara Vallely, native of Armagh, is a writer, director and producer of documentary films. He has produced a documentary on the Irishman John P. Holland, father of the submarine. His feature film “Baby Girl” (2012) was an award winner at the Tribeca Film Festival. He has also written a play, “Peacefire.” Mike Quill will likely fill the house; Macdar Vallely will be ready for us.

Join us on Wednesday, February 13th at the Garden City Public Library. The meeting begins at 7:30pm.

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