Brendan Gleeson, Dawn Morrison and John Michael McDonaghThe Irish Emigrant


The Boston Irish Film Festival hosted a pre-release screening of CALVARY. Afterwards there was a Q&A session with the movie's star Brendan Gleeson and writer/director John Michael McDonagh.

CALVARY's plot is tied closely to the clergy sex abuse scandal, and explores the changing values and morals of Ireland. The movie is beautifully shot, utilizing the landscape of Sligo with Benbulben as a backdrop. Some lighter moments add just a little humor to what is a dark tale, but CALVARY is primarily an exploration it's many damaged characters.

In an interview with The Irish Emigrant, Brendan Gleeson and John Michael McDonagh, described the making of CALVARY. Gleeson spoke of his pride of showcasing Ireland in movies. And according to McDonagh, "I filmed The Guard in my father's home county of Galway, so I had to promise my mother that Easkey, Co. Sligo would be the location for my next project."

CALVARY has received positive reviews and is on track to outsell The Guard in the UK and Australia. CALVARY opens in Boston on August 8th.