Tickets selling fast for Derry screening of new John Duddy movie

John Duddy, pictured far right, in a scene from Emerald City.
John Duddy, pictured far right, in a scene from Emerald City.

Just a few tickets remain for the only local screening of acclaimed new feature film, ‘Emerald City’, which stars Derry’s very own boxer-turned-actor John Duddy.

Based in New-York, the film is directed by Omagh director Colin Broderick and has already sold out on both sides of the Atlantic.

A screening in the director’s home town sold out in an hour while a London screening and two New York shows sold out within minutes.

Next month the drama/comedy will have its Northern Ireland premiere at the Belfast Film Festival, tickets for which go on sale tomorrow at 10am. This will be followed by its Derry screening at Brunswick Moviebowl on Wednesday, April 5, at 6.30pm.

The identity of the Irish worker in New York finds itself at an historical crossroads in Broderick’s first feature film. A crew of Irish construction workers, aged in their late thirties/early forties, still trying to work hard and party hard, are starting to discover the reality of a life spent dodging adult responsibility.

These likeable, but no longer fresh-faced, rogues, who left Ireland in an era of closeted oppression and sectarian violence, have spent their adult lives self-medicating in a foreign city. It’s time for a change and someone in the crew might have just the right idea.

The film stars John Duddy, John Keating, Colin Broderick, Eden Brolin and Rachel Broderick. It’s the latest in a string of acting roles for the former ‘Derry Destroyer’ Duddy who most recently starred alongside screen legend Robert De Niro in boxing movie, ‘Hands of Stone’.

The film’s Executive Producer, Brendan Coyle (Mr Bates of ‘Downton Abbey’), may also make a guest appearance at each of the NI screenings.

Remaining tickets for ‘Emerald City’, which will be screened at 6.30pm on Wednesday, April 5, are on sale now from Brunswick Moviebowl on Tel: 028 71 371999 or at www.brunswickmoviebowl.com