Irish Films Wow New York Audiences…and Bono & Daniel Smoke Outside

Aidan Quinn.

By Irish America Staff
August / September 2003

At the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City in May, two Irish movies quickly sold out: Jim Sheridan’s In America and Aidan Quinn’s Song for a Raggy Boy. Sheridan’s movie, based on his own experience as a recently arrived immigrant to New York, left not a dry eye in the house. Release date is set for November.

Quinn’s movie meanwhile is set in an Irish reform school for boys in 1939 and is a chilling tale of institutionalized abuse. Release date has not been set.

Meanwhile at the Tribeca Film Festival party at Seven, the ban on smoking had Daniel Day-Lewis and Bono lighting up on the street. “It’s ridiculous,” Seven’s owner Mike Kelly told the N.Y. Post. “These guys travel all over the world, and they come here and they’ve got to go out to the curb?” Kelly said of New York Mayor Bloomberg’s smoking ban. “This guy is off the rails.” ♦

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