Black Irish's World Premier was at the Hampton's International Film Fest, and then on to a warm reception at the Boston International Film Fest, and next week, as the California sun sets . . .
Sixteen-year-old Cole McKay's struggle for independence is put to the test as his South Boston Irish-Catholic family implodes around him. Older brother Terry is descending into a life of drugs and crime. Pregnant sister Kathleen is being sent away to cover the shame of unwed motherhood and Cole's father, Desmond, spends his days in a fog of alcohol and self-pity.
The one thing keeping young Cole's head above water is his love of baseball. A talented pitcher, Cole overcomes his self-doubt and family indifference to play in the state championships. Along the way, he must make a life and death decision, which will change the McKay family forever.
DIRECTOR: Brad Gann
CAST: Brendan Gleeson, Emily Vancamp, Melissa Leo, Michael Angarano, Michael Rispoli, Tom Guiry
PRODUCERS: Brad Gann, Jeffrey Orenstein, J. Todd Harris, Kelly Crean, Mark Donadio
cinematographer: Michael Fimognari
screenwriter: Brad Gann
editor: Andrea Bottigliero
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