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CINEMA: The Merger
Saturday 2nd March, 2019 - 20:00€9
The Merger is an Australian comedy based on comedian Damian Callinan’s critically acclaimed solo show of the same name.
Bodgy Creek is a struggling town. The drought won’t let up, jobs are scarce after the mill was shut down, and the Aussie Rules footy team looks like it will have to merge with another club or fold. Former football star turned ‘Town Killer’ Troy Carrington (Callinan), is coaxed into rescuing the team after striking up an unlikely friendship with young Neil (Raffety Grierson) who is struggling with the recent loss of his father.
Teaming up with Neil’s mum Angie (Kate Mulvany) who runs a nearby refugee support centre, they unite to recruit the new arrivals to save the team and take the community on a journey of change.
We are delighted that Anne Robinson (Producer), Damian Callinan (Writer/Actor) and Mark Grentell (Director) – and Kildare football legend Dermot Earley –
will join us for a Q&A after the screening.
We are delighted to acknowledge the support of the Australian Embassy in Ireland for this screening and we will be joined by Simon Mamouney, Deputy Head of Mission.
Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival on Tour
In association with access>CINEMA and with the support of the Arts Council