A Special Screening of GOLD to Open Viewing:Sessions 2014 Ahead of Nationwide Cinema Release

Posted September 19, 2014 by Suzanne Murray in News
GOLD directed by Niall Heery starring Maisie Williams, David Wilmot, Kerry Condon and James Nesbitt
GOLD directed by Niall Heery starring Maisie Williams, David Wilmot, Kerry Condon and James Nesbitt

The unique and uplifting comedy-drama GOLD will screen at a special event in Galway next Friday, 26th September to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Galway Film Society and the opening of access>CINEMA’s annual conference, Viewing Sessions 2014.  The film’s director Niall Heery will be in attendance on the night to take part in a Q&A following the screening which will be held in the Town Hall Theatre.

The film which stars Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams, David Wilmot (Calvary), Kerry Condon (The Runway) and James Nesbitt (The Hobbit) will hit cinemas across the country from Friday October 10th.

Out of their lives for 12 years, Ray (Wilmot) is on a mission to re-connect with his ex-girlfriend (Condon) and teenage daughter (Williams) who live with his former controlling and regimented P.E. teacher (Nesbitt).  Unfortunately his efforts to bridge the gap with his daughter seem to lead to chaos turning any good intentions he may have into comic catastrophe.

The film is directed by Niall Heery (Small Engine Repair) which he co-wrote with his brother Brendan and boasts a strong supporting cast including Steven Mackintosh (Kick Ass 2, Underworld), Martin Maloney (The Hardy Bucks), Irish comedian David McSavage (The Savage Eye) and Missy Keating, daughter of Ronan Keating.  Heery previously won the Breakthrough Talent Award at the IFTA’s for his first feature Small Engine Repair.

The film is also set to screen at this year’s San Francisco Irish Film Festival in California where it will close the festival this weekend.

GOLD was produced by Tristan Orpen Lynch and Aoife O’Sullivan for Irish production company Subotica (Jimi: All is By my Side, Song for a Raggy Boy) in association with Gloucester Place Films with funding from Bord Scannán na hÉireann / the Irish Film Board and the BAI.

The special screening of GOLD is a private event not open to the public.

Access>CINEMA’s annual conference, VIEWING:SESSIONS, will be held in the Town Hall Theatre, Galway from Friday September 26 to Sunday September 28, 2014.  The conference provides an opportunity for access>CINEMA members working in film exhibition to see films due to be released over the next six to twelve months, or those films which haven’t been seen on our circuit previously.