Calvary, the new John Michael McDonagh film, featuring the musical score composed by Claremorris-born Patrick Cassidy will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah on 19 January 2014.
Set in Easkey, County Sligo, and starring Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Aiden Gillen, Pat Short and Kelly Reilly, Calvary is writer and director McDonagh’s next big movie hit in waiting following the success of The Guard, which was also filmed in the West of Ireland.
Coincidently, The Guard is on the Festive Season movie line-up on RTE this Christmas.
Patrick Cassidy based in Los Angeles is looking forward to the first screening of the black comedy drama Calvary in his adopted homeland and will attend the event.
“John Michael McDonagh had once again produced an excellent movie and I am delighted to be a part of it. After its showing here in the US, I look forward to coming home for the Irish premiere,” he said.
The film tells the story of Father Lavelle who is a good man intent on making the world a better place. But he is continually shocked and saddened by the spiteful and confrontational inhabitants of his small country town. One day, his life is threatened during confessional, and the forces of darkness begin to close in around him.
Director/Script – John Michael McDonagh
Producers – James Flynn, Chris Clark, Flora Fernandez Marengo
Photography – Larry Smith
Editor – Chris Gill
Production Design – Mark Geraghty
Art Director – Fiona Daly
Music – Patrick Cassidy
Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aiden Gillen, Isaach de Bankolé
Pictured above: Patrick Cassidy, who hails from Claremorris, composed the score for Calvary, the new John Michael McDonagh film.