Irish Movie Night at NY Irish Center Friday Aug. 12: My Left Foot

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How It’s New York:  It takes place at the NY Irish Center in Long Island City, just one stop on the 7 fro Grand Central Station.  This organization hosts sessions, ceílis, concerts and more.
How It’s Irish:  The movies are Irish! 

What a great idea, in the heat of summer, to watch a good movie with friends.  I particularly enjoy watching films I’ve already seen and know I like, especially old ones that I haven’t revisited in awhile  (that might be just me, but I don’t think so! This month’s feature came out in 1989, a lifetime ago).  The New York Irish Center just began hosting these last month, and this Friday seems like an excellent time to host the second! The dog days are over and Labor Day is still a while away…  There’s a short and a feature, and free refreshments!  Tickets are $11, $6 for seniors/Students/J-1 Visa Holders (there’s a qualification you don’t see at the AMC) (but remember, that’s with free refreshments, not the $10 small popcorn).  You can purchase them by paypal, credit or debit card, or at the door.

Doors open at 7:30, Showtime’s at 8.

This month’s feature:

 My Left Foot
A Jim Sheridan Film; Double Oscar Winner –
Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress
My Left Foot is the true story of Irish cerebral palsy victim Christy Brown. Paralyzed from birth, Brown is written off as detarded and helpless, but Christy’s indomitable mother (played by Brenda Fricker) never gives up on the boy. Using his left foot, the only part of his body not afflicted, Brown learns to write.

I chatted with Sheridan a while back when The Quiet Man: Revisited was going on; I guess it’s time I put that interview in the podcast!

Short:
Pentecost
written and directed by Peter McDonald
This light hearted film tells the story of a young altar boy who is forced to serve at an important mass and has to make a difficult choice: conform to the status quo or serve an extended ban from his passion in life….football.

 For More Information, contact Christopher Deignan at 347-665-4085
10-40 Jackson Ave, Long Island City (Queens), NY 11101
Only one stop from Grand Central on the #7 train

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