In the 1970s, a young trans woman, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving her Irish town for London, in part to look for her mother and in part because her gender identity is beyond the town's understanding.
Neil Jordan's historical biopic of Irish revolutionary Michael Collins, the man who led a guerrilla war against the UK, helped negotiate the creation of the Irish Free State, and led the National Army during the Irish Civil War.
A group of Irish college students are about to leave for the United States, where they've landed summer jobs on Long Island, New York. Working hard in the day and playing even harder at ... See full summary »
A young transwoman, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age in the 1970s. She leaves her Irish town, in part to look for her mother and in part because her transgender nature is beyond the town's understanding. She's taken in by a rock band, falls for the lead singer, has brushes with the IRA, is arrested by the London police, works in a peep show, and poses as a survey researcher for the phone company. Throughout, her nationality and her nature put her at great risk. In her search for her mother, she makes surprising discoveries of friendship and family. But, will she survive?Written by
One of the IRA men threatening to kill Patrick "Kitten" Braden, the one he/she calls Mr. Killing Man, is played by Eamonn Owens who made his film debut in another Neil Jordan film, The Butcher Boy (1997) where he played the title character. See more »
A copy of the board game Scotland Yard by Ravensburger is in the stack of games inside of Billy's mother's caravan (mobile home). That game was originally produced in 1983. See more »
She doesn't look anything like Mitzi Gaynor!
What do you know about Mitzi Gaynor?
Nothing. But as Oscar Wilde said, "I love to talk about nothing. It's the only thing I know anything about."
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With thanks to the people of Callan Co., Kilkenny See more »
Love Is a Many Splendored Thing
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Performed by Jerry Vale
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
(p) 1964 by Sony BMG Music Entertainment limited
Licensed courtesy of Sony BMG (UK) Commercial Markets See more »
I saw this on 10/2 at the NYFF-we got last minute tickets right up front. Neil Jordan was present at Q&A-an absolute treat. The film was simply wonderful from beginning to end--charming, emotionally satisfying, delicately nuanced and very powerful. The acting was sublime, as in all Jordan films. Cillian Murphy is so impossibly gorgeous and yet so fearless and skillful an actor, who uses his physicality to his supreme advantage. The Irish gang of three-Gleeson, Neeson and Rea, who usually appear in Jordan's films, were superb and touching as usual. There were wonderful casting touches--Bryan Ferry as a sicko, Gaivn Friday as a gay rockabilly, etc. The film was audacious, swerving mightily between broad comedy and grim tragedy. The most arresting elements were the amazing customes and the choice of 60s and 70s songs, something Jordan discussed in detail during the Q&A.
I urge all cineastes to catch this one-you will be amazed and deeply satisfied.
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