St. Patrick’s Day film screening of “The Commitments” Thurs., Mar. 17, at 7 PM

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Best Video Film & Cultural Center will screen the 1991 film “The Commitments,” directed by Alan Parker. The screening starts at 7 PM, Thurs., Mar. 17, and admission is $7.

“The Commitments,” adapted from the novel by Roddy Doyle, has an 89% and “Certified Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film tells the story of a Dublin soul band comprised of working class Irish youth.

This screening is made possible due to the generosity of Connecticut Humanities (CTH), with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) from the Connecticut State Legislature.

This is an indoor show so attendance is 30 max. Proof of vaccination is required to enter and masks are required.

Writing in the New York Times, Janet Maslin declared, “‘The Commitments’ finds Mr. Parker again doing what he does expertly: assembling a group of talented newcomers, editing snippets of their exploits into a hyperkinetic jumble, and filling the air with song.”

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Music: Monthly Irish/Celtic music jam coincidentally falls on St. Patrick’s Day, Sun., Mar. 17, from 1-3 PM

Best Video Performance hosts a monthly acoustic Irish music jam. The March jam takes place on St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, Mar. 17, from 1-3 PM. The jam, organized by musicians Jim & Willow Sirch, takes place on the third Sunday of each month (unless it needs to be rescheduled due to other Best Video Film & Cultural Center programming).

As with our bluegrass jams, feel free to come and join in or just sit and listen.

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