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Cardboard Gangsters / Song of Granite – Irish Film Festival!

September 22, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Join us for a pair of new Irish films making their Los Angeles premieres. CARDBOARD GANGSTERS is a gritty look at young toughs trying to gain control of the drug trade in a Dublin suburb. SONG OF GRANITE profiles the great traditional Irish singer, Joe Heaney. Reception in the lobby beginning at 6:30 PM. Discussion between films with CARDBOARD GANGSTERS director Mark O’Connor and actor John Connors.

Sponsored by Irish Film Board, Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Culture Ireland, Tourism Ireland, Irish Film Institute, Aer Lingus and Elma.

Los Angeles Premiere!
2017, 92 min, Ireland, Dir: Mark O’Connor
Director Mark O’Connor and writer-actor John Connors reteam for this gritty look at young toughs on the rise in a Dublin suburb. Jason Connolly (Connors) leads a group of young “Cardboard Gangsters” who chase the glorified lifestyle of money, power and sex as they attempt to gain control of the drug trade in Darndale. “O’Connor puts the pedal to the metal with this picture and drives it like he stole it, as they say – with some exhilarating results.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.

Los Angeles Premiere!
2017, Oscilloscope, 104 min, Ireland/Canada, Dir: Pat Collins
This SXSW favorite revolves around the life of the great traditional Irish singer Joe Heaney. The harsh landscape combined with the myths, fables and songs of his Connemara childhood helped shape this complex and fascinating character. Enigmatic and complex, Heaney’s devotion to his art came at a huge personal cost. Beautifully shot in B&W, this intense exploration of music and song features performances from Lisa O’Neill, Damien Dempsey, Seamus Begley and sean nós singers Micheál O’Confhaola and Pól Ó Ceannabháin.

Festival info: http://bit.ly/2xOaVCf

Screening format: DCP


September 22, 2017
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90403 United States
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