Edwin O’Connor’s and therefore Spencer Tracey’s Frank Skeffington is based on James Michael Curley. Gerald Burke, historian and businessman (Burke co-owns Doyle’s Cafe in Jamaica Plain) says Curley acted “to raise the stature and living conditions of those who came in the great waves of migration of his day” at a time when they were discriminated against by Boston’s white Anglo-Saxon Protestants, and that Curley today “would be in the forefront in assuring equality for all the newer” immigrants. Kinonik is co-sponsoring the screening of THE LAST HURRAH (1958) with the Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Organization. Unlike our other screenings this film will be shown as a digital projection. 10/7 at 7 PM at St. Lawrence Arts.