The Miracle Club – followed by Q&A with Thaddeus O’Sullivan
The ICC is delighted to present this very special preview screening of the new feature film “The Miracle Club”, before it goes on UK GENERAL RELEASE. Featuring a stellar cast which includes Maggie Smith, Kathy Bates and Stephen Rea and directed by one of Ireland’s leading Film Directors, the ‘Emmy’-nominated filmmaker, Thaddeus O’Sullivan, The Miracle Club promises to bring you a really great night of heart-warming and fun filled entertainment.
“The Miracle Club”
Its Ballygar, 1968, a rough, tough and hard-edged community, just outside Dublin, where three generations of women, Lily (Maggie Smith), Eileen (Kathy Bates), and Dolly (Agnes O’Casey) dream of escaping the boredom and hum drum of their docile, domestic lives, to get a taste of freedom. So when they enter their church’s riotous talent competition and with the help of their sparkly-eyed priest, they manage to win their ticket of a life time – a trip to the French town of Lourdes – they embark on a journey, on which they pray for miracles and hope that their lives will change for ever!
Having never ever left Dublin, let alone Ireland before, the journey provides the women with the chance to let their hair down and experience their first sweet taste of freedom; however when they are joined by Chrissie, ( Laura Linney) who has just returned from living for decades in the USA, deep wounds from the past are suddenly re-opened, and bitter truths are exposed. Forced to confront one another and embrace their past, the women realise that the miracle they have all been looking for is right in front of them: in the strength of their friendships and unshakeable togetherness.
Doors 7.00pm, Starts 7.30pm