Redemption Of A Rogue

A bible, black comedy about a prodigal son returning to his hometown to seek salvation for his sins. Jimmy is a nihilist with a hilariously bleak view on life. He carries a black doctor’s bag around with him containing the rope he plans to hang himself with when he returns home to the cold austere beauty of Ballylough, in West Cavan, to say goodbye to his family.  There his brother, Damien, has been stuck looking after their sick father for seven years. He is consumed with bitterness and self-righteousness at Jimmy’s disappearance. As soon as Jimmy visits his ailing father, he dies. The second his father breaths his last, the thunder rumbles and the rain starts to pour. And there is a condition in the will… that his father cannot be buried on a wet day. Jimmy is stuck in his hometown until the rain stops. Stuck in this ‘Groundhog Day-like’ purgatory, days roll into weeks as Jimmy seeks redemption and then through love he finds it in the most sacrificial and outlandish manner possible.

the funniest Irish movie in a generation Irish Examiner
An absurdly Irish tragi-comedy
“It is both tongue in cheek and hand on heart at the same time – and that is to be applauded” BBC News ‘The Film Review’

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IN THE ROOM | Jonathan Hughes

While auditioning, James lets slip some refreshingly frank comments to the unseen casting director. As he kicks himself over his answers, he decides to ask something that’s  been bothering him for a long time; even if kills his chances of landing this role.  TRAILER 


We all have a neighbor like this.

*Please Note: IN THE ROOM and NOSY NEIGHBOR will also screen in the festival’s virtual Shorts B: Let’s Talk About It program


Showtime Dates: March 5
Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Society for Arts: Gallery Theatre

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Film Details

DIRECTOR(S)Philip Doherty
PRODUCER(S)Emma Foley, Tamryn Reinecke
CASTAaron Monahan, Aisling O’Mara, Kieran Roche, Pat McCabe, Liz Fitzgibbon, Kevin McGahern
EDITORAllyn Quigley
MUSICRobbie Perry

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Film Details

PREMIERE STATUS: Chicago Premier
YEAR: 2020
RUN TIME: 95 Minutes