Irish Film New York
in association with Irish Arts Center
Opening Night Film of Irish Screening Series
Director Niall Heery will be in attendance
Friday, October 3 | 7:30 pm
We're delighted to be partnering with Irish Film New York in presenting the opening night film, Gold, starring Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams and James Nesbitt.
Twelve years ago, Ray (David Wilmot) left town after his childhood sweetheart, Alice (Kerry Condon), dumped him, taking their daughter away from him in the process. With his ailing father requesting to see his granddaughter for the first time, Ray must return home to reunite with his daughter Abbie (Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams). But things take a turn for the absurd when Ray Discovers that his daughter and her mother have built a new life with his former PE teacher Frank (a hilarious James Nesbitt), a controlling and regimented figure who is the direct opposite of Ray.
After Ray is found sleeping in his beat-up car, Alice feels guilty enough to invite him to stay. But from his first bumbling efforts to get close to his daughter to the catastrophic effect his presence has on Frank, who is driven by his dream of bringing a revolutionary new running technique to the world — Ray manages to create chaos all around him.
IFNY is also back this year with its fourth annual slate of top-notch contemporary Irish films. The festival kicks off Friday, October 3rd with Gold starring Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams and directed by Niall Heery. The festival continues with the North American premiere of the fascinating documentary Broken Song, which follows three hip-hop musicians/writers from hardscrabble areas of Dublin as they struggle to find and articulate meaning in an often-chaotic world. Screenings also include the US premiere of the comedy Poison Pen, about a celebrated author (Lochlainn O'Mearain)who is blackmailed into writing for a tabloid gossip magazine and finds himself caught up in a world of stars and their secrets and in danger of turning into a tabloid celebrity himself. IFNY will also feature the New York premiere of the hypnotically beautiful Out of Here a contemporary coming-of-age story shedding Dublin and its youth culture in a light not previously seen or explored. Rounding out the screening series is the engrossing Love Eternal (New York Premiere) from Brendan Muldowney, a touching drama that immerses us in the seldom-exposed world of necrophilia and assisted suicide and is a macabre ode to love, loss and the bonds that unite us.
The festival also features the signature opening night party at Glucksman Ireland House on Friday October 3rd, prior to the opening night film.
For more information on the films included in this year's festival and to watch trailers and buy tickets go to http://www.irishfilmnyc.com/tickets/
Irish Screening Series is co-presented by Glucksman Ireland House – NYU .
at the Cantor Film Center NYU
36 E 8th Street
New York, NY 10003