Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
7:30pm
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IRISH SCREEN AMERICA
Double Feature! Director Mark O'Connor and Star John Connors In Person!
CARDBOARD GANGSTERS / SONG OF GRANITE
Sponsored by Irish Film Board, Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Culture Ireland, Tourism Ireland, Irish Film Institute, Aer Lingus and Elma.
Join us in the lobby for a reception beginning at 6:30 PM. Discussion between films with CARDBOARD GANGSTERS director Mark O'Connor and actor John Connors.
Los Angeles Premiere!

CARDBOARD GANGSTERS
2017, 92 min, Ireland, Dir: Mark O'Connor

Director Mark O'Connor and writer-actor John Connors reteam for this gritty look at young toughs on the rise in a Dublin suburb. Jason Connolly (Connors) leads a group of young “Cardboard Gangsters” who chase the glorified lifestyle of money, power and sex as they attempt to gain control of the drug trade in Darndale. “O’Connor puts the pedal to the metal with this picture and drives it like he stole it, as they say – with some exhilarating results.” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.


Los Angeles Premiere!

SONG OF GRANITE
2017, Oscilloscope, 104 min, Ireland/Canada, Dir: Pat Collins

This SXSW favorite revolves around the life of the great traditional Irish singer Joe Heaney. The harsh landscape combined with the myths, fables and songs of his Connemara childhood helped shape this complex and fascinating character. Enigmatic and complex, Heaney’s devotion to his art came at a huge personal cost. Beautifully shot in B&W, this intense exploration of music and song features performances from Lisa O'Neill, Damien Dempsey, Seamus Begley and sean nós singers Micheál O'Confhaola and Pól Ó Ceannabháin.


Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Fri, Sep 22, 2017 • 7:30pm
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