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The Irishman (2019)

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October 31, 2019 at 10:44am

From Wikipedia:

The Irishman (titled onscreen as I Heard You Paint Houses) is a 2019 American epic crime film directed and produced by Martin Scorsese and written by Steven Zaillian, based on the 2004 book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt. The film follows Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran (Robert De Niro), a truck driver who becomes a hitman and gets involved with mobster Russell Bufalino (Joe Pesci) and his crime family, including his time working for the powerful Teamster Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino).

In September 2014, after years of development hell, The Irishman was announced as Scorsese's next film following Silence (2016). De Niro, who also served as producer, and Pacino were confirmed that month, as was Pesci, who came out of his unofficial retirement to star after being asked numerous times to take the role. Principal photography began in September 2017 in New York City and in the Mineola and Williston Park sections of Long Island, and wrapped in March 2018. With a production budget of $159 million, it is one of the most expensive films of Scorsese's career.

The Irishman had its world premiere at the 57th New York Film Festival on September 27, 2019, and is scheduled to receive a limited theatrical release on November 1, 2019, followed by digital streaming on Netflix on November 27, 2019. The film received widespread acclaim, with critics highlighting the technical aspects, direction, screenplay, and the performances of De Niro, Pacino, and Pesci.


The Irishman opens in Columbus at the Gateway Film Center on November 22nd. GFC is the only theater in Central Ohio showing the film. There's also this handy website to help you find a theater near you. There are several theaters in the Cleveland Metropolitan area that will have it booked, starting on November 15th. 

The Irishman begins streaming on Netflix November 27th

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