1572 California Street
San Francisco, California

Actors Nick Thurston and Leslie Murphy will appear in person at Lumiere on Fri, April 22 at 7:15 showing. Both Nick and Leslie are from the Bay Area; Nick performed with ACT and Leslie graduated from UC Berkeley.

In the autumn of 1975 in Brooklyn, 18-year-old Brian (Nick Thurston) is killing time, pulling off petty crimes with his street tough older brother Danny (Geoff Wigdor), whom he both idolizes and fears. Th...ey both live with their parents, Paddy (Stephen Lang), a longshoreman, and his long suffering wife, Margaret (Karen Allen), who puts up with Paddy's drinking and abusive behavior, especially to her and Danny. Though Paddy has never been physically abusive to Brian, every time he sees his brother's suffering, his heart breaks a little more. Brian works for Whitey (Peter Riegert) at the failing Lafayette movie theater. Owing money to local mobsters, Whitey calls in a favor to an old friend who works with The Rolling Stones. They come up with a deal to have the Stones play at Whitey's theater for one night only before their gig at Madison Square Garden and Brian is put in charge of getting the word out to everyone in the neighborhood. In the twists and turns that follow on the night of the concert, both brothers must reexamine their dreams, and make decisions that will change their lives forever. Written and directed by John Gray, creator of “Ghost Whisperer.” The film’s running time is 109 minutes; it is not yet rated.

“Writer-director John Gray digs into his own background to create the ardent and atmospheric…WHITE IRISH DRINKERS is one from the bruised heart” –Peter Travers Rolling Stone

“…Bracing performances, solid writing and direction by John Gray, and inescapable take-home values that give you a feel-good lift” –Rex Reed NY Observer

“The jewel of this year’s CRAIC Irish Film Festival…is director John Gray’s WHITE IRISH DRINKERS, a raucous, touching, vital hard-knocks family drama that offers an exquisitely written script, a series of plot twists and a medley of spot-on performances” –David Friend Vanity Fair

“The best-written, most tightly directed new Irish American coming of age film in over two decades” –Cahir O'Doherty Irish Central

2010 Toronto International Film Festival
2010 Wood Stock Film Festival- Winner Narrative Feature
2010 Gotham Independent Film Awards- Finalist Festival Genius Audience Award

Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre 1572 California Street, San Francisco (415) 267-4893
Showtimes (valid 4/22-28): Fri & Sat at 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:55; Sun at 2:15, 4:45, 7:15; Mon-Thu at 4:45, 7:15
Tickets are $10.50 for general admission and $8.00 for seniors, students, and children

Showtimes and tickets will be available starting Tuesday, April 19, at: http://www.landmarktheatres.com/tickets and theatre box office See More

Official Website: http://www.whiteirishdrinkersthemovie.com/

Added by landmark on April 15, 2011

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