Eat the Peach

Sun 10 July / Pálás 3 / 19:00

1986 / Ireland & United Kingdom / 97 min / Comedy

Eat the Peach is a compelling story of two ordinary men who set out to do something extraordinary.

“It’s easy to see something of [Jonathan Demme’s] sensibility at work here. The film’s eccentric, single-minded characters, its lackadaisical wit and its love of the peripheral recall Mr. Demme’s own Handle With Care.”
— The New York Times

Frustrated by life in a small Irish border town, Vinnie and Arthur see Roustabout, a movie where Elvis Presley rides a fairground Wall of Death. To the amusement of the local community, the two men proceed to build their very own Wall of Death on the outskirts of town. As their enthusiasm increases, their cash decreases and it becomes necessary for the pair to hire themselves out to the local smuggling baron.

Eat the Peach is a film about losers who are authentic heroes, and the search for a sense of freedom.

Presented to coincide with the World Premiere of The Artist and the Wall of Death on Saturday 09 July at 18:30.

Director: Peter Ormrod
Writers: Peter Ormrod & John Kelleher
Producers: David Collins & John Kelleher
Cast: Stephen Brennan, Eamon Morrissey, Catherine Byrne, Niall Toibin & Tony Doyle

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