Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Cult Film Club

It’s a Cult: 1. Barry Madden and Emma O Sullivan; 2. Sinead Farrell and Ollie Smith; 3. Lottie Ryan. (Pix. Brian McEvoy)

Following on from the highly successful screenings of cult classics Reservoir Dogs, Snatch, Alien and The Usual Suspects, the Jameson Cult Film Club returned to Dublin with an electrifying screening of the iconic musical comedy, The Blues Brothers (out on Blu Ray now).

The Jameson Cult Film Club were on a “mission from God” to transport the audience straight into the world of Jake and Elwood Blues and they delivered! Dublin’s Vicar Street was unrecognisable after it was transformed into the Joliet Correctional Centre.  Guests lucky enough to have secured their parole release were ushered from the Jail under the watchful eye of ‘armed’ prison guards whilst Jake and Elwood infiltrated the crowd to promote their one night only performance in the Palace Ballroom.

Smooth Jameson and Ginger cocktails along with authentic prison rations were served throughout the evening while DJ Aidan Kelly took to the decks after the screening.  Enjoying the experience were rugby players Devin Toner, Isaac Boss, Jack McGrath and Leo Auva’a, actor/director David Coffey along with Sean Munsanje, Lottie Ryan, Carl Shabaan, Frances Ustanga and Harry Crosbie.

For the uninitiated, Jameson Cult Film Club is all about watching your favourite cult films at spectacular screenings, staged to transport you into the film’s universe. This is a free event for movie fans, so for details on the next Jameson Cult Film Club event, keep an eye on