Thursday, 21 January 2010

SEASIDE STORIES... on Saturday January 23rd

Seaside Stories...

Following a successful screening in Lisdoonvarna, SEASIDE STORIES... returns by popular demand to the COURTHOUSE GALLERY, Ennistymon, on Saturday January 23rd at 6pm(€5) & 8pm(€7). Locky is a boy who's been flourishing since his mother Anna, gave up the drink three years ago. When Anna's old boyfriend Mick gets out of prison she falls back into her old ways of daytime drinking while Locky runs wild in the streets with his friend Callo. Meanwhile Sally arrives home determined to tell Locky that she is really his mother. This does not go as planned and sets the scene for a series of events that revolve around young Locky, and changes the lives of all involved.

FIONN BURKE of Ennistymon plays Locky, the young boy around which the whole story twists and turns with CAOLANN O'DWYER as his tearaway mate, Callo. The film features also several members of the successful local drama group, BURREN PLAYERS, in their first roles on film. GERRY HOWARD, formerly the local butcher but now a professional actor, plays Shanker, a bewildered irish army peacekeeper who left a little of himself in the Lebanon. He tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Clara, played by AILEEN MURPHY from Ballagh, Ennistymon. The Ballyvaughan headmaster, MICHAEL CANAVAN, plays the local detective with problems on the home front, opposite THERESA LEAHY, who works with the youngsters in the Clare Youth Drama. The well known local barman and chairman of Bórd na nÓg, BILLY ARCHBOLD, lends a bit of gravitas as the convener of the AA meeting. These local actors are working with professionals Maggie Byrne and Jacinta Sheerin, from Dublin and Michael Diamond Playing a "bad man" from Belfast. The Writer/Director FERGUS TIGHE will introduce the film and some of the actors will attend. The film was made over the past 3 years from Gallivanting Media's base at the Courthouse Gallery & Studios, Ennistymon.

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