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Irish Arts Center Presents
The Snapper
Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Based on the book by Roddy Doyle, this hilarious film follows the story of Dubliner Sharon Curley as she deals with her unplanned pregnancy surrounded by her riotous family in Barrytown.

Length: 1 hr 31 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

Based on the second of Irish writer Roddy Doyle's "Barrytown" trilogy, which includes THE COMMITMENTS and THE VAN, THE SNAPPER is a warmly comic look at a close-knit Irish family faced with a pregnant, unmarried daughter. Young Sharon Curley (Tina Kellegher) is going to have a baby--and if that isn't bad enough, she adamantly refuses to name the father. As rumors about his identity run wild, the small town goes into a gossip frenzy, testing long-term friendships and loyalties. But through it all, the Curleys stand together, ready to welcome the new member of their family with love. The film, featuring spectacular character acting by Colm Meaney as Dessie Curley, Sharon's baffled and ultimately caring father, is a superb slice of working class Irish life full of heartaches and pints at the local pub. The vibrant and eccentric characters are brought to life by the realistic and heartfelt dialogue of writer Roddy Doyle's authentic Irish ear and the solid direction Stephen Frears.

Running Time: 91 Mins
Director: Stephen Frears
Screenplay: Roddy Doyle
 


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