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Big line up of Irish movies this Autumn

Thursday, September 04 12:49:08

Ireland's film industry continues to go from strength to strength with an impressive line up of new movies for the big screen this autumn.

This year has so far proven to be a strong year for Irish cinema with films such as Calvary, The Stag, Frank, Jimmy's Hall and Universal's Mrs Brown proving popular at the Irish box office, Bord Scannan na hEireann, the Irish Film Board (IFB) said.

The Autumn slate of titles includes: Noble, the true story of Christina Noble; Standby a romantic comedy set in the streets of Dublin starring Brian Gleeson (The Stag) and Mad Men star Jessica Pare; The Guarantee tells the infamous story of the Irish bank guarantee starring Peter Coonan at David Drumm; and Gold a heart-warming comedy starring Maisie Williams of Game of Thrones fame and James Nesbit.

The IFB said there's also an interesting line-up of feature documentary films ahead including One Million Dubliners an award winning film which explores the necropolis of Glasnevin Cemetery in North Dublin; Unbreakable: The Mark Pollack Story telling Pollack's inspirational story of strength and positivity in the face of extraordinary adversity; and Showrunners which takes a look at the big names behind the international business of major US TV drama and features interviews with JJ Abrams and Joss Whedon, all go on release this Autumn.

"Having had a strong start to the year, with Irish titles capturing the interest of cinema-goers on films like THE STAG, CALVARY and FRANK, the IFB is looking forward to an equally exciting Autumn schedule of theatrical releases. Diversity and talent alongside great Irish story-telling is evident across the range of films gaining releases here," said Emma Scott, Production and Development Manager, Bord Scannan na hEireann, the Irish Film Board.

"Irish distributors are working hard, with the invaluable support of the exhibitors, to reach new audiences. The rise of Event Cinema is proving to be a widely popular way of reigniting the audience's relationship with their local cinemas. The wide array of genres from comedy to drama to life-enforcing documentaries and the variety of film-making talent on display is indicative of a healthy independent film sector."

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