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Bringing the Best in Contemporary Irish Cinema to NYC
Irish Film New York--A New Irish Contemporary Screening Series at New York University, Sept. 30–Oct. 2, 2011 at NYU’s Cantor Film Center
Irish Film New York includes the Galway Film Festival-winning feature Parked, starring Colm Meaney, a story of friendship, hope, and perseverance between two “neighbors”
IFNY is partnering with the San Francisco Irish Film Festival and the Los Angles Irish Film Festival to bring the filmmakers of Knuckle, Parked, and The Runway on a tri-city tour in anticipation of each film’s U.S. release later this year.
“We created Irish Film New York to connect New York’s avid film audiences with the best films and filmmakers coming out Ireland today,” IFNY founder Niall McKay said.
Established through partnerships with New York University’s Glucksman Ireland House, Culture Ireland, the Irish Film Board and the Irish Film Institute, IFNY features six feature-length films, a series of shorts including Academy Award-nominees, filmmaker Q&As, panel discussions, filmmaker receptions and industry events such as a documentary showcase.
Films are screened at NYU’s Cantor Film Center, located at 36 East 8th Street, on Sept. 30, Oct. 1 and Oct. 2. Tickets are $12; $10 for students and members of Glucksman Ireland House NYU. Festival Passes are $60 for six screenings. Tickets and full list of films with background information and video previews are available via www.irishfilmnyc.com. IFNY is part of Imagine Ireland: a year-long celebration of Irish arts in the United States in 2011.
About Irish Film New York
Irish Film New York was founded by Niall McKay, the founder and director of the San Francisco Irish Film Festival and the co-founder of the LA Irish Film Festival. IFNY is co-presented by NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House and funded by Culture Ireland and supported by the Irish Film Institute and the Irish Film Board. For more information please visit www.irishfilmnyc.com.
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