Posts Tagged ‘Jim Sheridan’

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
A Year in the Life of Brosnan

It looks like we’ll see Pierce Brosnan singing and dancing before we see him trying to prevent the escape of three dozen Irish Republican Army soldiers from a Northern Irish prison. This summer, look for Brosnan, as well as Christine Baranski, Meryl Streep, and Cher, in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. It’s been ten yearsRead more..

Irish Books, Arts, and Music Celebration 2017 Honors Deserving Irish

The Ninth Annual iBAM! 2017 opened in October with a near-sold-out concert when Daniel O’Donnell took the stage with his band and gave folks a show to remember. O’Donnell (above, second from right) was honored at the annual awards gala, held at the Irish American Heritage Center, for his outstanding contributions in the field ofRead more..

Irish Screen America 2017

Acclaimed Irish Director Jim Sheridan was on hand in New York in September for the NYC premiere of his new film The Secret Scripture, based on the Sebastian Barry novel of the same name, and starring Rooney Mara. The film was part of the 2017 Irish Screen America film series. The annual Irish filmmakers showcaseRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood: 9/11 and Bobby Sands Subjects of New Streaming Documentaries

Jim Sheridan’s latest Irish movie The Secret Scripture, based on Irish writer Sebastian Barry’s novel, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, though there is no word yet on a wide release. It may not help that early reviews of The Secret Scripture have been quite negative If you can’t wait to judge The Secret ScriptureRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Irish Talent in Toronto

Take a deep breath, because the Toronto International Film Festival back in September had not one, not two but at least six films with Irish ties that will soon be making their way to U.S. screens. The most anticipated, clearly, is Jim Sheridan’s latest The Secret Scripture, based on the celebrated Sebastian Barry novel. SheridanRead more..

Irish Films Wow New York Audiences…and Bono & Daniel Smoke Outside

At the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City in May, two Irish movies quickly sold out: Jim Sheridan’s In America and Aidan Quinn’s Song for a Raggy Boy. Sheridan’s movie, based on his own experience as a recently arrived immigrant to New York, left not a dry eye in the house. Release date isRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood

It’s going to be a hot Irish summer at the movies, from the art houses to the popcorn blockbusters. Furthermore, an exciting fall is looming on the horizon, particularly with the October release of Veronica Guerin, the movie starring Cate Blanchett, based on the life and gruesome death of the crusading Dublin journalist after whomRead more..

Jim Sheridan at Boston Film Festival

Jim Sheridan will introduce his new film In America for the closing night of the fifth annual Boston Irish Film Festival at the end of April. The acclaimed Irish director will be on hand for the East Coast premiere of the film. Festival director Peter Flynn remarked, “Sheridan’s work as a writer, producer, and directorRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood

Inspired by what he calls “credit card filmmakers” such as fellow Irish Americans Kevin Smith and Ed Burns, Daniel McCarthy ran up the bill on his pocket plastic to make his crime caper Irish Eyes, which will have its East Coast premiere in Boston on November 23. The saga begins in 1955 in the IrishRead more..