And The Best Dublin Movie is The Commitments! Come to a Free Screening in Smithfield

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And The Best Dublin Movie is The Commitments! Come to a Free Screening in Smithfield

DIFFpix is a new initiative from the Dublin International Film Festival which is all about bringing more great movie moments to you.

For their first event, they decided to find out what Dublin's favourite locally shot film was and came up with a shortlist that included Adam and Paul, I Went Down, Intermission, My Left Foot, Once and The General.

But the film that conquered all others during the voting was 1991's The Commitments from director Alan Parker.

The film, based on the book by Roddy Doyle, was a massive hit when it arrived in the early 90s, picking up the BAFTA for best film and showing off Dublin in a way it had never been seen on the big screen before.

The inspirational story of a small time band with big time dreams has even made it to the West End stage in London in recent years and shot in locations around the city including Synge Street, Sherriff Street and Darndale.

23 years after its release, The Commitments is getting the big screen it deserves once again as DIFFpix brings it to Smithfield square. On Saturday the 26th of July 2014, there will be a presentation of the film with music beforehand and the screening kicking off at 8.40pm. Afterwards, guests are invited to an After Party at the Generator Hostel in Smithfield.

If you voted for your favourite film, you may already have won tickets. Otherwise, a limited number are available for free from the DIFFpix box office at 13 Lower Ormond Quay from 12-4 pm on Thursday the 24th and Friday the 25th of July.

For more information, head here.



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