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Watch Scorsese’s The Irishman nationwide on the night of its UK premiere

As The Irishman gets its UK premiere at London Film Festival on October 13th, the BFI are putting on special preview screenings across the country, with Everyman Cinema in Birmingham one of the lucky venues.

Martin Scorsese is one of the biggest names in filmmaking with a career spanning more than fifty years. Now, in his first collaboration with Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci since 1995’s Casino, he’s bringing us a story that is still a mystery to this day.

Al Pacino makes his first appearance in a Scorsese film as Jimmy Hoffa, a union head with criminal connections who disappeared in the 70s. The story is told from the perspective of Frank ‘The Irishman’ Sheeran from the accounts of Charles Brandt’s 2004 book I Heard You Paint Houses.

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The screenings at Everyman cinemas are special not only because it plays simultaneously with the U.K premiere (including footage of the red carpet event) but also because The Irishman is a Netflix production, meaning the film won’t get a general release in cinemas. This really could be a one time experience.

Post-production of the film has meant constant delays for the release because of the de-ageing of the actors, something Scorsese has openly said has been a nuisance. Not only that but The Irishman clocks in at a hefty 210 minutes long. A turn off for some, but this really is one of the most exciting prospects in film this year.

To purchase your ticket for this one-off event on October 13th, click the link here

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Harry Jones

Long and incompetent man who is being allowed to write about films you can watch from your bed.