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Irish Film New York to honour Jim Sheridan
19 Aug 2014 : Deirdre Molumby
Jim Sheridan will take part in an on-stage conversation at the fourth annual Irish Film New York (IFNY), set to run from October 3-5. There will also be a retrospective on the director’s work.

“We are really honoured to be hosting Jim Sheridan this year, as no one else defines the relationship between Irish and American film like Jim,” said Niall McKay, executive director of IFNY.

“He has pioneered Irish/American storytelling. It is very fitting to have him be part of the festival this year as he is one of the biggest supporters of up-and-coming Irish talent, which is what this festival aims towards.”

Sheridan will talk about his upcoming work following a screening of ‘In America’. He recently signed Eric Bana and Rooney Mara to his feature project ‘Secret Scripture’ and sold the pilot for a TV version of ‘In America’ to HBO.

The festival will also feature a retrospective of the films of the Irish director, and six-time Academy Award nominee, which will include screenings of ‘In America’, ‘The Field’, and ‘In the Name of the Father’.

Irish Film New York aims to help Irish films and filmmakers find a market in the United States by developing partnerships between Irish and US-based film institutes. It brings the very best in contemporary Irish cinema to New York. It connects producers and directors and holds several film screenings and Q&A sessions with filmmakers throughout the year.

The annual three day festival will showcase six critically acclaimed contemporary Irish films at NYU’s Cantor Film Center and will hosts a selection of public filmmaker Q&As, industry panel discussions and filmmaker receptions.

The upcoming IFNY will open with Niall Heery’s comedy ‘Gold’. Starring Maisie Williams, David Wilmot, Kerry Condon and James Nesbitt, the film is about a man who tries to reconnect with his ex-girlfriend and daughter, who have moved on in their lives without him. ‘Gold’ will have a release in Irish cinemas this autumn.

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