Friday Dec 1st 7:00pm
6:00pm meet n’ greet and Q&A with VIP Reception With NY Playwright &
Director: Colin Broderick & Cast Members
The identity of the Irish worker in New York finds itself at an historic crossroads in Colin Broderick’s first feature film. A crew of Irish construction workers in their late thirties/early forties, still trying to work hard and party hard, are starting to discover the reality of a life spent dodging adult responsibility. These likable but no longer fresh faced rogues who left Ireland in a closeted era of oppression and sectarian violence have spent their adult lives self medicating in a foreign city. It’s time for a change and someone on the crew might just have the right idea.
Emerald City, made for just a hundred thousand dollars, is Broderick’s homage to the millions working class Irish immigrants who have toiled in relative obscurity for the past three centuries, plying their skills to build the most remarkable skylines in the world. The film serves as both a testament to that lineage but more importantly as a way of marking what Broderick sees as a cultural shift away from Irish manual labor and the end of the irish immigrant construction identity as we have come it know it. Pat Mack’s crew of loveable misfits may very well be the last of the Mohicans.