February 21st 2017: Following its sold-out premiere screening at this year’s Audi Dublin International Film Festival, Tomato Red opens at The Irish Film Institute on Friday, March 3rd. Director Juanita Wilson will attend the opening night screening at 20.15, which will then be followed by a Q&A.
Oscar-nominated Irish director Juanita Wilson’s (As If I’m Not There) second feature is an adaptation of Daniel Woodrell’s 1998 ‘country noir’ novel. Woodrell’s work has previously been brought to the big screen by Ang Lee with Ride with the Devil (1999) and Debra Granik with Winter’s Bone (2010).
Paroled from prison, Sammy (Jake Weary) tries to put a new life together in the Ozarks. He falls in with Jamalee Merridew (Julia Garner, Grandma), who wants nothing more than to escape her family, particularly her mother Bev (Anna Friel), and the unavoidable reputation of the Merridew name in order to make it in Hollywood. Despite his initial doubts, Sammy comes to share her dreams of a better future before tragedy befalls the Merridews, and a terrible choice must be made.
Tickets for the screening of Tomato Red + Q&A are now on sale here and the IFI Box Office – 01-6793477.
For further information, interview availability, and high-res images, please contact Michelle McDonagh (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the IFI Press Office – (01) 6795744.
IFI is principally funded by the Arts Council.
ABOUT THE IFI
The Irish Film Institute is Ireland’s national cultural institution for film. It provides audiences throughout Ireland with access to the finest independent, Irish and international cinema. It preserves and promotes Ireland’s moving image heritage through the IFI Irish Film Archive, and provides opportunities for audiences of all ages and backgrounds to learn and critically engage with film.
ABOUT DIRECTOR JUANITA WILSON
Juanita Wilson is an Irish director and writer from Dublin. Her short film The Door received an Irish Film and Television Award (IFTA) in 2009 and an Academy Award nomination in 2010. Her debut feature film As If I Am Not There received the 2011 Irish Film and Television Award for best film, best script, and best director.
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