Brooklyn première set for Enniscorthy
Published 08/09/2015 | 00:00
Film star Saoirse Ronan will jet into Enniscorthy next month for the local première of Brooklyn the film adaptation of Colm Toibin's best selling novel.
In what is seen as a major coup for the town the film's distributors Lionsgate UK felt that Enniscorthy should host the first public screening of 'Brooklyn', after its national première in Dublin because of Mr. Toibin's strong associations with the town and also because much of the film was shot in Enniscorthy.
The première which is being hosted by Wexford County Council and Lionsgate UK will take place in the Riverside Park Hotel and will see the ballroom and reception area being transformed into a magnificent cinematic auditorium for the occasion.
Saoirse Ronan who plays the lead role of Eilis in Brooklyn has already confirmed her attendance at the première where she will be joined by the book's author, Colm Toibin, who is flying in from New York for the event.
The film's other leading stars Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters are also expected to attend.
Adapted from Colm Toibin's international bestseller the film is set in the early 1950s and tells the story of a young woman, Eilis (Saoirse Ronan) who moves from small town Ireland to Brooklyn, New York, where she has an opportunity for a future - and love, in the shape of Italian American Tony (Emory Cohen). When a family tragedy brings her back to Ireland, she finds herself absorbed into her old community, but now with eligible Jim (Domhnall Gleeson) courting her. As a result Eilis finds herself confronting a terrible dilemma - a heartbreaking choice between two men and two countries.
The prestigious Enniscorthy screening will be preceded by a black-tie champagne reception and a drinks reception which will be attended by the film's leading stars and representatives of both Lionsgate UK and Wexford County Council, along with Mr. Toibin and other invited guests.
Tickets which go on sale tomorrow morning are very limited and will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Tickets cost €30 and they can be purchased from the receptionist at the Riverside Park Hotel.