Worth Watching: John Gray's 'White Irish Drinkers' Official Trailer
"We are White Irish Drinkers!" The official trailer for John Gray's White Irish Drinkers has debuted on Apple. This is another one of those back-to-the-filmmaker's-roots gritty crime flicks about street life in the 70's. The film is basically about a few "White Irish Drinkers" - two brothers, played by Nick Thurston and Geoff Wigdor, who get caught up in the world of crime, but apparently also like to drink… and fight. The cast also includes Karen Allen and Stephen Lang as their mother and father. Early festival reviews have praised this, calling it a "sparkling piece of entertainment." Check it out, then let us know what you think?
Watch the official trailer for John Gray's White Irish Drinkers:
You can also watch the White Irish Drinkers trailer in High Definition on Apple
A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, where two teenage brothers who are living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother get caught up in the life of petty crime.
White Irish Drinkers is both written and directed by Brooklyn-born filmmaker John Gray, of The Glimmer Man and Born to Be Wild in the 90's and lots of TV work, including "Ghost Whisperer" in the last few years. This premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year and is being distributed by Screen Media Films in the US. White Irish Drinkers arrives in limited theaters on March 25th this month. Visit their official website.
Reader Feedback - 9 Comments
The Town anyone?
Cruzer on Mar 3, 2011
this looks worth a watch.
Anonymous on Mar 3, 2011
I wish Stephen Lang was my dad
Awtan90 on Mar 3, 2011
does anybody know the name of the song in the beginning of the trailer?
The Dude on Mar 3, 2011
the shillaly brothers - "pop"
Gareth Pugh on Mar 4, 2011
Cliche or what? Imagine if it was called White Jewish Swindlers since we are dealing with stereotypes
Mitra on Mar 3, 2011
Shoogledy-Hoogledy music is always a good start. I hate these plastic Paddy films, if they like Ireland so much they should get back there. "Eat potatoes, drink whiskey and birth ginger kids in someone else's country, ya thieving Mick feckers!". Wait, did I just racially stereotype the Irish? It's not like they dye rivers green and get drunk for days on end or anything. I don't even know what I'm on about, but one things for sure those fresh faced actors don't look like they've had one hard day in their life, unlike the characters they appear to be playing on screen. Tv Movie.
Crapola on Mar 3, 2011
I've actually seen this movie, at the Toronto Film Festival, and it's nothing like a stereotype. The flick is very much about the struggles that many American kids face - if not you, it's one of your friends.The actors do a really good job, and deliver heartfelt (but not cheesy at all) performances that seem very real. I actually thought it was pretty funny (and rowdy!) at times, but overall a very poignant film. I'd definitely recommend it, and can't wait to see it for the second time at Craic Fest!
Jennae Davison on Mar 4, 2011
I'm willing to give this film ago but I want to see a film in which where not portrayed as piss head criminal scum bags. and White Irish Drinkers?? come on that title is ridiculous.
Silencio! on Mar 7, 2011
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