Filmmakers in person! Film Series : Irish American Movie Hooley 2017

Emerald City

2016, Colin Broderick, USA, 97 min. With John Keating, John Duddy.

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Show Times

  • Sat, Sep 30th 8:00pm

“Real, raw and riveting…flying high in every way.” — Frances Scanlon, Irish Echo

The hardscrabble world of a clutch of New York Irish construction workers unfolds in this tale rife with humor, pathos, love, and tragedy. Smalltime contractor Pat Mack (Keating) struggles to keep his hard-partying crew focused on his perpetually behind-schedule rehab jobs while hiding the problems with booze, money, and the law threatening his marriage. He’s got all the charm of the Irish without the luck, and his guys, including ex-boxer Podge (Duddy) and church-going teetotaler Richard (John McConnell), keep the plot simmering with high drama. Director/writer Broderick, born and raised in County Tyrone, has lived it all, and he fittingly plays Collie, the dreamer who yearns to be a writer. Executive produced by Brendan “Mr. Bates” Coyle of "Downton Abbey" fame. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)

Saturday, September 30: Director/writer Colin Broderick, actor John Duddy, and selected members of cast and crew are scheduled to appear for audience discussion.

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