The Model Cinema in Sligo are doing a double-screening this Friday, March 8 as part of their regular cinema offering. Screenings are at 7pm and 9pm.
Studio North West tv presents two special advance screenings of the Strandhill and Leitrim shot film, Black Ice. Sligo and Leitrim audiences have a chance to see an advance screening ahead of the film’s national release, later this Spring.
Written by Sligo-based writer Brian Leyden and disrected by Dromahair’s Johnny Gogan, Black Ice tells the story of Alice (newcomer Jane McGrath) a young ‘petrol-head’ trying to get to grips with the death of her brother in a high-speed crash. Black Ice aboasts a rich Irish cast including Love/Hate star Killian Scott.
A story of youthful misadventure set against the backdrop of a lawless Donegal border terrain during the last gasps of the Irish boom – Black Ice charts the story of Alice as she is seduced into the rhythmic rumbling world of local boy racers (set to a pulsating score by Sligo-based, Glenn Garrett). In an important development for the local film production sector all post-production work took place under the tutelage of editor Patrick J. O’Rourke whose post-production company Sleeping Warrior Films forms part of a growing production hub around Dromahair. The vast majority of the crew came from within the newly established Studio North West Forum. The film was produced by Dromahair based Bandit Films and Still Films (Dublin) with finance from the Dromahair-based Studio North West tv, a number of private investors, An Bord Scannan na hEireann/The Irish Film Board, and RTE.
Tickets (€10) are available at local outlets in Dromahair, Manorhamilton and from the Model Box Office http://themodel.ie/film/black-ice