Dir. Lenny Abrahamson, Ireland 2012 | 87 minutes
It’s summer in Dublin. The world is bright and everything seems possible, until the night that Richard does something that shatters the lives of the people closest to him.
This much-acclaimed Irish feature film follows Richard Karlsen, the golden-boy athlete and undisputed alpha-male of his privileged set of South Dublin teenagers, through the summer between the end of school and the beginning of university. Featuring extraordinary performances from its mainly young cast, What Richard Did is a shocking study of a boy confronting the gap between who he thought he was and who he proves to be.
“The most important Irish film of this century” Tara Brady, IRISH TIMES
★★★★ “A complex, subtle drama that draws on two traditions: American teen-noir such as Carrie or Heathers, and European dramas of group dysfunction such as those by Vinterberg and Haneke.” GUARDIAN
★★★★ “Thanks to brilliant acting and clever improvised dialogue, this is one of the most naturalistic depictions of teenage life I can remember seeing on the big screen.” DAILY STAR
★★★★ “A bracingly realistic film about teenagers which never becomes patronising, and a gripping melodrama which swerves sentiment.” TIME OUT
Where: Amersham Arms
When: 7.30pm Wednesday 22 May 2013
Tickets: £5 on the door (£3 members)