On Wednesday, October 7th The Source Film Club will host a screening of ‘Glassland’ (8pm) - here a young man is forced to take drastic measures in order to save his alcoholic mother in Gerald Barrett’s award-winning drama.
John (Jack Reynor) is a young Dublin taxi driver who is struggling to make ends meet while looking after his mother Jean (Toni Collette) who is slowly drinking herself to death.
When John returns home from work one night to discover his mother in a particularly bad way he realises that if he doesn’t get her into a rehab clinic almost immediately she is headed for an early grave. In order to get her the help she needs John is forced to take a shady job in the city’s underworld, knowing that whatever choices he makes, he and his family’s lives will be changed forever.
As with his hit debut feature ‘Pilgrim Hill’, Barrett’s latest film is a gritty social drama which portrays a recession-weary nation as well as being a powerful study on alcohol addiction.
Tickets are priced at €9 (€7 concession & €5 for Film Club members).
For more information please contact the box office on 0504 90204 or visit www.thesourceartscentre.ie.