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News for the Church (2004)

 -  Drama | Short  -  12 August 2004 (USA)
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Set in a small Irish village, in the middle of the last century, News For The Church, based on renowned Irish writer Frank O'Connor's short story, follows the lives of two young people as ... See full summary »

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Set in a small Irish village, in the middle of the last century, News For The Church, based on renowned Irish writer Frank O'Connor's short story, follows the lives of two young people as they struggle for dignity only to meet with shocking results. Written by Andrew McCarthy

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Excellent first film

Please put the "Brat Pack" label away... there's a new label for Mr. McCarthy: Director. Eloquent, Inspired, Skilled Director. I was honored not only to screen my own film along side News from the Church, but to also appear on a panel with Andrew at the Palm Springs International Film Festival of Short Films. His film is phenomenal... not just by it's technical merits (cinematography, editing, etc.), but particularly it's story content and how it was so beautifully told by Andrew and the actors. I won't go into a synopsis (I'm sure another review somewhere will give you that). But I watched the film not knowing much about what I was going to see, and I was bowled over by it. If this film doesn't have a long life on the festival circuit, I'll be shocked.


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