Date: October 25, 2019 to October 25, 2019
Where: B. Gerald Cantor Film Center, 36 East 8th Street, New York, New York, United States
Event Type: Food & Dining, Festivals & Fairs
Ticket Price: N/A
Irish Screen America, in partnership with Glucksman Ireland House NYU and the Irish Arts Center, invites you to the Opening Night of Irish Screen America 2019. There will be a welcoming reception from 5:00pm followed by the NY premiere of Float Like A Butterfly at 7:00pm at the Cantor Film Center. The ISA opening night reception begins at 5:00pm at Glucksman Ireland House. Due to limited availability, this pre screening party is first come, first served. Director: Carmel Winters Cast: Hazel Doupe, Johnny Collins & Dara Devaney Feature Runtime: 1 hr 40 mins From the producers of Once and Sing Street, Float Like a Butterfly is a powerful and timely story of a girl's fight for freedom and belonging. In a gender-reversal of classic film Billy Elliot, 15-year-old Frances has to fight for the right to fight back. Raised in roadside camps in rural Ireland, Frances wants to champion her people inside the boxing ring and out, like her idol Muhammad Ali. But society is determined to break her spirit and destroy her way of life. And her father, once her greatest ally, is too defeated himself to imagine any better for his daughter. But Frances was not born to be broken. In the mother of all fights, she must dig deep to find in herself the Champion her father once knew her to be. The screening of Float Like A Butterfly starts at 7:00pm at the Cantor Film Center. Doors open at 6.30PM. There will be a Q+A with director Carmel Winters after the screening. There will be no tickets avaible on the door for this event. Irish Screen America is a bi-coastal film festival in Los Angeles and New York, and a showcase for the best new films, TV and online media from Ireland, with screening seasons throughout the year. To see the full schedule of festival screenings and screening seasons, visit www.irishscreenamerica.com.