The Cripple of Inishmaan

 

Set on the small Aran Islands community of Inishman off the Western Coast of Ireland, circa 1934, the inhabitants are excited to learn of a Hollywood film crew’s arrival in neighbouring Inishmore to make a documentary about life on the islands. “Cripple” Billy Claven, eager to escape the gossip, poverty and boredom of Inishman, vies for a part in the film, and to everyone’s surprise, the orphan and outcast gets his chance.