Detroit Film Theatre


KINGS

Friday, March 21, 2008

7:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

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(Ireland/UK/2007) Directed by Tom Collins

In the 1970s, six ambitious and energetic young men, some friends, some relatives, leave Ireland for London fired up with hopes of making their fortunes and their futures, and eventually returning home in triumph. Thirty years later, only one does return – in a coffin. As the five others reunite for his wake, they’re forced to face up to the realities of the past three decades; these men have not only not followed the path they originally set for themselves, they also now find themselves still struggling to find a center to their lives, as well as to discover a place to truly call home. Adapted from playwright Jimmy Murphy’s acclaimed The Kings of the Kilburn Road, this first major bilingual Irish production (Irish Gaelic and English) features remarkable performances from its brilliant ensemble cast, including the great Colm Meaney (The Snapper). An immigration story at once deeply personal and hauntingly universal, Kings is one of this year’s most powerful surprises. Toronto and Cannes Film Festivals. Gaelic sequences are subtitled. (88 min.) Fri. and Sat. at 7:00; Sun. at 4:00 and 7:00

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