Four Irish films will have the honor of being screened at New York City’s upcoming Tribeca Film Festival. ‘What Richard Did,’ ‘Run and Jump,’ ‘Byzantium’ and ‘Dark Touch’ are all billed to be shown.
‘Run and Jump’s director Steph Green said "I'm delighted ‘Run and Jump’ has received an invitation to have its world premiere at such a tremendous film festival, and one where [Green's Oscar-nominated short] ‘New Boy’ enjoyed success.”
"To feel this recognition from such a respected festival is an honour for me and for the film's many talented contributors from the Irish film industry."
‘Run and Jump,’ partly funded by RTE, stars SNL star Will Forte and Maxine Peake. It’s a drama about a wife who struggles to cope with life following her husband’s stroke.
The film will screen with ‘What Richard Did’ and 20 other international features and documentaries in the Viewpoints section of Tribeca, which "focuses on stories told from distinctly male and female perspectives.”
Directed by Lenny Abrahamson, ‘What Richard Did’ features Irish actors Roisin Murphy, Jack Reynor and Sam Keeley.
‘Byzantium,’ which stars Irish actress Saoirse Ronan, will screen during the Spotlight feature of the festival.
‘Dark Touch,’ a psychological thriller about a house that takes on a life of its own, stars Marcella Plunkett and Padraic Delaney. It will be screened in the Midnight section of the Tribeca Film Festival.
Tribeca Film Festival runs in New York City from April 17 to 28.
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