'Knuckle', 'Parked' and 'The Runway' to screen at Irish Film New York


Irish Film New York

A new Irish Contemporary Screening Series at NYU

The very best in contemporary Irish cinema comes to New York with a special three-day screening series running from Friday, 30th September to Sunday, 2nd October featuring filmmaker Q&As, panel discussions, and filmmaker receptions.

Films include Knuckle, a visceral look at bare knuckle boxing among the Irish Traveller community, the Galway Film Fleadh-winning feature Parked, a story of friendship, hope, and perseverance between two ‘neighbours’ living in their cars, starring Colm Meaney, and The Runway, where the citizens of County Cork come to the aid of a South American pilot who has crash landed in their town.

All three films are up for limited release in the United States in the forthcoming months. Other films screening include Marian Quinn’s 32A, Maya Derringtons’ documentary Pyjama Girls, and Tom Hall’s Sensation.

The event is co-presented by NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House and funded by Culture Ireland’s Imagine Ireland Program.

The main events include:

  • Seven screenings hosted by Glucksman Ireland House NYU at NYU’s Cantor Film Center.
  • A ‘Meet the Filmmakers’ panel discussion co-presented by Tisch School of Arts and Irish Film New York.
  • An Irish documentary showcase presentation at POV’s offices in Brooklyn.
  • Industry brunch with film producers, distributors, and agents hosted by the Irish Consul General in New York.

Tickets: $10-$12

Venue: NYU’s Cantor Film Center, 36 East 8th Street

To find out more and to view a trailer of the festival visit: www.irishfilmnyc.com


International Award-Winning Film will Showcase at FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF)

Liam Clarke’s internationally award winning film  2 TONNE HANDS  will screen at the Oscar qualifying Rhode Island Film Festival this August. Directed by and starring Liam – the film follows a shy, young Polish builder who is stranded and lost in Ireland after losing his job. Separated from his wife and child and without friends, he applies his big awkward hands to using music to help him turn his life around.

Since its release this year, 2 TONNE HANDS has picked up a Bronze Palm @ The Mexico International Film Festival and a Silver Medal @ Park City Film Music Festival in Utah.’

“I like to see personal stories with ordinary characters in, what is for them, extraordinary situations,” says Liam Clarke, writer and director of the film.

“… not only is the storyline relevant and heartwarming, but the music is absolutely bonechilling.”

Del Weston, founder of the Action on Film Festival, California.

“Compelling, Irish gem,”

Emma Jacobs, Financial Times

Sponsored by Culture Ireland, 2 TONNE HANDS will be showcased at the 15th annual FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) running Aug 9th to 14th at The Vets (formerly the VMA Arts & Cultural Center) and other venues throughout Rhode Island. 195 films will screen from a record 4,537 submissions from filmmakers representing more than 60 countries.

Tickets and further festival information www.film-festival.org