Glucksman Ireland House, NYU

Fall 2011 Events

Irish Film New York

Friday, September 30 – Sunday, October 2nd

at Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Film Center NYU
36 East 8th Street, between University Place and Broadway

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The very best in contemporary Irish cinema comes to Glucksman Ireland House NYU with a special three-day festival including filmmaker Q&A, panel discussions, and filmmaker receptions.

Trailers for the films are available at the Irish Film New York website.


Purchase individual show tickets or the festival pass at or call (212) 868-4444.

Watch the Irish Film New York teaser

IFNY Trailer from Media Factory on Vimeo.

Irish Film New York 2011 Schedule

Friday, September 30th

Opening Reception

Glucksman Ireland House NYU hosts an opening reception for ticket holders to celebrate the inauguration of Irish Film New York. Purchase tickets to any of the six films in the series at NYU's Cantor Film Center and join us for a toast to this exciting, new annual film series. The reception will conclude in time for a quick hop around the corner to NYU's Cantor Film Center for the New York premier of Knuckle.
Venue: Glucksman Ireland House NYU, 1 Washington Mews, NYC

Friday, September 30th

Knuckle – Sold Out!

NEW YORK PREMIER: An epic 12-year journey into the world of an Irish Traveller community, KNUCKLE takes us inside their brutal, secretive and exhilarating bare-knuckle fighting lives. Chronicling a history of violent feuding between rival families, the story focuses on two brothers as they fight for their reputations and the honor of their family name. The documentary is being turned into an HBO Drama Series.

The filmmaker and subject of the documentary will join a post screening Q&A.

Saturday, October 1st


After casting many envious glances at other women’s busts (even the nuns’), 13-year-old Maeve finally gets her first bra, size 32A. To her surprise, she also attracts the attentions of local heartthrob Brian, a wild 16-year-old. Maeve’s so smitten that she abandons her girlfriends at a crucial moment. Snubbed by her mates and in hot water at home, Maeve learns some hard lessons about what’s really important in life. Helmer Quinn makes a strong impression playing the bitter, divorced mother of Maeve’s chum. Featuring Aiden Quinn.

Writer/Director Marian Quinn will join the Q&A.

Saturday, October 1st

The Runway

THE RUNWAY is inspired by the true story of a South American pilot who crashed his Gulstream II jet in an emergency landing on Mallow Racecourse in Co. Cork, Ireland in 1983. Against all odds the locals came together to build a runway and get him home. Stars Che and Weeds star Demian Bichir.

Writer/Director Ian Power will join a post-screening Q&A.

Sunday, October 2nd

Pyjama Girls

It’s a phenomenon that began in Dublin and spread far and wide. Yet the girls who wear pyjamas as daywear, all day everyday, aren’t interested in grabbing attention. With many tender and often hilarious moments, PYJAMA GIRLS traces the explosive micro-dramas of teenage life against the bleak backdrop of Dublin’s inner city flats.

Producer/Editor Paul Rowley will join a post screening Q&A.

Sunday, October 2nd


Fred Daly returns to Ireland with nowhere to live but his car. Then dope-smoking 21-year-old Cathal parks beside him and brightens up his lonely world. Encouraged by Cathal, Fred meets attractive music teacher Jules. Growing closer, these three outsiders are set on a course that will change their lives forever. PARKED is triumphant story of friendship, hope, and perseverance. Starring Colm Meaney (Get Him to the Greek, Star Trek)

Winner of the best feature from the Galway Film Festival.

Writer/Director Darragh Byrne will join the Q&A.

Sunday, October 2nd


Shy 26-year old farmer Donal Duggan (Domhnall Gleeson of Harry Potter, True Grit) hires veteran escort Kim to rid him of his virginity, but the encounter turns into more than just a one-night stand, as they partner up to start a brothel that gets the whole town braying in more ways than one.

Irish Film New York is supported by NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House, The Irish Film Board and the Irish Film Institute and curated by Niall McKay. It is part of Imagine Ireland: a year-long season of contemporary Irish arts in the US in 2011, an initiative of Culture Ireland.

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