New Irish Feature ‘Run & Jump’ Released Nationwide Today

Posted May 2, 2014 by Suzanne Murray in News
Run and Jump in Irish cinemas from May 2nd
Run and Jump in Irish cinemas from May 2nd

The new Irish film ‘Run & Jump’ starring Hollywood actor Will Forte and directed by Academy Award nominated Steph Green goes on nationwide release today, Friday May 2nd. The film which has been called “the best Irish movie of the decade” is Green’s debut feature and was co-written by Ailbhe Keogan.

Emmy-nominated actor Will Forte, who is well known for roles in the popular TV series ‘30 Rock’, ‘Saturday Night Live’ and the Oscar nominated film ‘Nebraska’ stars alongside Maxine Peake (Silk, Shameless) and Ed MacLiam (Holby City) in ‘Run & Jump’. The heart-warming and funny film follows the spirited and impossibly optimistic Vanetia (Peake) who is slowly rebuilding the life she loved following her husband’s (MacLiam) sudden personality-changing stroke. Forte plays a buttoned-up American neuropsychologist who arrives in Ireland to stay with the family to observe Vanetia’s husband. But his continued presence in the house sets the family on course for an emotional collision.

‘Run & Jump’ can be seen in the following cinemas:

Movies @ Dundrum
Vue Liffey Valley
Cineworld Parnell Street
IMC Dun Laoghaire
Light House Cinema
Irish Film Institute

Omniplex Cork
Cinemax Bantry
Omniplex Tralee
Cinema Killarney
Classic Listowel
Phoenix Dingle
Eclipse Bundoran
IMC Galway
Eye Galway
IMC Athlone
Omniplex Limerick
Global Cinema, Dungannon (from May 9th)

The film has a strong supporting cast which includes Sharon Horgan (Pulling, Dead Boss), Ruth McCabe (Philomena, My Left Foot) and Michael Harding (Silence, Black Ice). Since its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival last year it has been selected for festivals across the globe and has won numerous accolades including the Best Irish Feature and Best First Feature awards at the Galway Film Fleadh and the Silver Spike award for Best Film at the Valladolid International Film Festival.

 “Hilarious and Heartbreaking…..One of the best Irish movies of the decade!” ****

“Maxine Peake as Vanetia is amazing, warm, full of life.  A very sweet film… well worth checking out”

“Beautifully acted debut feature”  Irish Times

“Luminous and lovely”  The Los Angeles Times

“Maxine Peake is a revelation… communicating vitality and extraordinary optimism that practically bleeds out and infects the visuals.”  The Village Voice

‘Run & Jump’ will go on nationwide today Friday, 2nd May.