New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

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March 17, 2000 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(Irish, 1991, 120 minutes, color, 35mm)

Directed by Alan Parker
Starring Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Andrew Strong

THE COMMITMENTS is a loud, rollicking, comic extravaganza about a rock band from the poorest area of North Dublin that decides to play soul music. Based on the novel by Roddy Doyle, the film and the music capture the texture of Dublin's rough-and-tumble working class culture.