Historical Irish Drama Feature Film BLACK 47 to Screen at 2019 Garden State Film Festival

By: Feb. 15, 2019
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Historical Irish Drama Feature Film BLACK 47 to Screen at 2019 Garden State Film Festival

The 17th Annual Garden State Film Festival's (GSFF) screenings of over 245 independent films from around the globe will include the historical drama feature BLACK 47, which was filmed on location in Ireland and covers a dark, yet compelling period in the country's history. The film will screen on Saturday, March 30that 6:15-8:20 p.m. at the majestic Paramount Theater in Asbury Park.

Set in 1847 Ireland during the Great Famine that has ravaged the country for two long years, the film's writer and director, Lance Daly, hopes "that audiences will find this moment in Ireland's past as complex, poignant and downright fascinating as it revealed itself to be while making the movie."

Feeney, a hardened Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, abandons his post to return home and re-unite with his estranged family. He's seen more than his share of horrors but nothing prepares him for the famine's hopeless destruction of his homeland. He discovers his mother starved to death and his brother hanged by the brutal hand of the English. With little else to live for, he sets on a destructive path to avenge his family, systematically working his way up the political and social hierarchy of 19th Century Ireland. Hannah, an aging British soldier and famed tracker of deserters, is sent to stop Feeney before he can further stoke the fires of revolution. But Hannah and Feeney are old army comrades with a mutual respect forged by their times fighting together. Personal bonds and shifting allegiances cause both men to question their motives, as they are tested to the limit by the hellish landscape of "the Great Hunger."

Written and directed by Lance Daly, the film's cast includes Hugo Weaving, James Frecheville, Stephen Rea, Jim Broadbent, Freddie Fox, BARRY Keoghan, Sarah Greene and Moe Dunford.

The Festival's spectacular FIVE-DAY 17th Anniversary Celebration runs from March 27 to March 31, 2019 at multiple venues in Asbury Park.

Now in its 17th year, the Garden State Film Festival, is New Jersey's premier independent film festival and was founded to promote the art of filmmaking on all levels by showcasing a wide variety of film, video and animated works, as well as provide educational programs in the creative arts to the public by industry leaders.

GSFF's events are listed along with the complete film-screening schedule on their website at: https://2019.gsff.org

The Garden State Film Festival anticipates over 20,000 attendees this year and promises its most exciting event yet!

For more information please visit: www.gsff.org

TICKETS: www.gsff.org/tickets