August Irish Popcorn Event: The Yank

This summer film romp combines hops and heritage for some laugh-at-yourself hilarity. The journey begins in Cleveland, where Irish-American Tom Murphy gets himself kicked out of the U2 exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. When he is asked to be best man at his friend’s wedding in Ireland, he decides this is his chance to meet the Irish girl of his dreams (and his parents’). Problem is, Tom knows less about love than he does about Ireland. “The Yank” takes us through Cleveland, Ireland, pubs on both sides of the pond and some amazing performances by legends Fred Willard, Colm Meaney and Kevin P. Farley. Also starring Niki Spiridakos and, of course, Sean Lackey. Admission, as usual, is free.

Director/screenwriter/actor Sean Lackey is also an accountant by day and improv-comic at night. Sean is owner and founder of Wet Ears Productions and co-founder of Post Industrial Pictures (PIP), both based in Cleveland, Ohio.  He owns Lackey & Company, CPAs.  He has appeared in television and film commercials and is a member of SAG - AFTRA. Sean will join Irish Popcorn! on Skype to talk about film-making in Cleveland and Ireland.

This event will be held August 17th at Kelly's Irish Times. Check out our Calendar Page for the map of the location.  The film starts at 7pm, but please join us a little earlier for food and a pint!

Sean Lackey, right, gets pointers from an Irish pro, Colm Meaney, while filming in Ireland.

Sean Lackey, right, gets pointers from an Irish pro, Colm Meaney, while filming in Ireland.


Capital Irish Film Festival Calls for Entries for 2016

The Capital Irish Film Festival is calling for submissions of films by or about the Irish for consideration for its 10th Capital Irish Film Festival (CIFF). The 2016 festival, scheduled for March 3-6, asks the question:  100 years after the Easter Rising, what does it mean to be Irish?

To enter a film for 2016, click here.

Submissions due September 30th, 2015.

“When I brought Bernadette to the festival in 2013, all the arrangements worked beautifully.”-Lelia Doolan,  director and producer.

“When I brought Bernadette to the festival in 2013, all the arrangements worked beautifully.”-Lelia Doolan,  director and producer.

“Showing Blood Fruit at CIFF was one of the best decisions we ever made for our film.”-Sinead O'Brien, director of Blood Fruit.

“Showing Blood Fruit at CIFF was one of the best decisions we ever made for our film.”-Sinead O'Brien, director of Blood Fruit.


The Capital Irish Film Festival is supported by a generous grant by Culture Ireland.


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