The Irishman is a 2019 American epic crime film produced and directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Steven Zaillian. The film stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci as Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, Jimmy Hoffa, and Russell Bufalino, respectively, and follows Sheeran as he recounts his alleged jobs as a hitman for the Bufalino crime family. It is the ninth feature collaboration between De Niro and Scorsese and their first since 1995’s Casino, the fourth film to star both De Niro and Pacino (following The Godfather Part II, Heat, and Righteous Kill), the fifth to star both De Niro and Pesci (following Raging Bull, Once Upon a Time in America, Goodfellas, and Casino), and the first time Pacino has been directed by Scorsese.
It’s due for public release in November but you can get to chance to watch a special early viewing exclusive to Dundonald Omniplex on Sunday 13th October at 7pm. Tickets are now on sale online at £10 per adult. Hurry, The spaces are running out as this is one of the only places showing this early before it’s release on Netflix. You can book online for The Irishman at Omniplex in Dundonald here https://www.omniplex.ie/whatson/movie/showtimes/irishman-the-european-premiere-lff-satellite-broadcast
The BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is delighted to present a live satellite broadcast of the Festival’s Closing Night Gala, The Irishman, with thanks to distributor Netflix. Audiences around the UK have the exclusive chance to see Closing Night red carpet footage from Leicester Square and interviews with the film’s creators, beamed by satellite into your local cinema and followed by a special preview of The Irishman. The Irishman Who killed Jimmy Hoffa? A labour leader and the infamous head of the Teamsters union, whose connections with organised crime were wide ranging, his career ended with a conviction for jury tampering, attempted bribery and fraud, but he was pardoned by President Nixon in 1971. Not long after, he disappeared. Declared legally dead in 1982, various theories have circulated as to what happened to him. Few are as convincing as that told by Frank ‘The Irishman’ Sheeran. The account he revealed to journalist Charles Brandt and published in the 2004 book I Heard You Paint Houses, is the basis of this riveting, epic crime drama. Written by Gangs of New York collaborator Steven Zaillian (Schindler’s List), Scorsese’s The Irishman weaves an engrossing and intricate web of connected events, audaciously cutting back and forth across decades. Presented through the prism of Sheeran’s (De Niro) memories of his criminal past, the film uses state-of-the- art visual effects to ‘de-age’ the cast from their 70s through their 30s. The seamless (and astonishing) post- production allows Scorsese to bring together a favoured megawatt cast, all on exceptional form: the former Goodfellas pairing of De Niro and Joe Pesci (out of retirement here for Scorsese), alongside Harvey Keitel, Stephen Graham, Anna Paquin, Jesse Plemons, Bobby Cannavale and Ray Romano. Al Pacino, appearing for the first time in a Scorsese film, gives a performance as Jimmy Hoffa so good you’ll want to watch scenes again straight away, not least the many two-handers with Pacino’s Hoffa and De Niro’s Irishman Sheeran, whose friendship forms the heart of the film.