Just how did they kill the “Rasputin of the Bronx”?
GAA hard man Anthony Molloy journeys to New York in search of the toughest Irish immigrant America was ever to see: Mike Malloy, the “Rasputin of the Bronx.”
Mike was a lowly alcoholic vagrant in Depression-era New York. Four unscrupulous associates saw him as an easy target for a fast buck: Why don’t we take out a life assurance policy on this Irish bum and kill him? “Durable Mike” survived over twenty attempts on his life. Anthony tells his story here for the first time in all its glorious, gobsmacking and gory detail.
Playing with short film Let Those Blues In - directed by Paul Webster
Here is the story of Paddy Smith, quite possibly Ireland's most gifted harmonica player, who outlines his extraordinary life (including stints in Jail in America) and how Blues music saved him from addiction and ultimately kept him alive.
The screenig will be followed by Name Your Poison director, Paddy Hayes.
Irish Film Festival London
18-22 November 2015
Various venues across London
Now in its fifth year, the Irish Film Festival London showcases a programme of leading contemporary Irish cinematic talent. The festival features premiere & preview screenings of features, documentaries, animations and shorts with exclusive director and cast Q&A sessions and industry-focused talks on topics such as co-production film finance and casting.
Also showing as part of the festival: A Kind of Sisterhood, click here for more info
For more info go to: www.IrishFilmLondon.com
PLEASE NOTE: FOR DOCHOUSE THURSDAYS AND Q&A SCREENINGS THERE WILL BE NO ADVERTS, SO PLEASE ARRIVE PROMPTLY