I.NY | In America

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Updated: August 17th, 2017



I.NY presents

In America


Belltable | Fri, Oct 6th | €8pm | €10


Over 11 days in October, I.NY explores and celebrates the deep and vibrant connection between Ireland and New York City. The festival invites artists, writers, musicians, educators, entrepreneurs and more to tell the story of how the Ireland New York relationship has impacted their personal, professional and creative lives. It invites as well, an audience from home and abroad, to share their own stories, hear those shared by others, and experience the broader Ireland New York story through a diverse programme of cultural events.

In America: Nominated for three Oscars, including Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor, on the 15th anniversary of its theatrical release, the I.NY film programme presents a special screening of ‘In America’.

In America (2002) is a semi-autobiographical depiction of film-maker Jim Sheridan’s emigration from Ireland, first to Canada and later to New York, touching on deeply personal events. In America tells the story of the Sullivan family, who emigrated as father Johnny, played by Paddy Considine, chases his dream of being an actor.

Living in a cramped and rundown Hell’s Kitchen apartment, the family attempts to settle into American life despite their undesirable living conditions. Wife Sarah, played by Samantha Morton, takes a job at an ice-cream parlour, while Johnny seeks work as an actor. Both parents are haunted by memories of their son Frankie, who passed away prior to their decision to emigrate. Daughter Christie (Sarah Bolger) documents the family’s American journey with a video camera, uncovering the loss and heartache that often goes unspoken.

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Fri 06 Oct