Patrick Mc Cabe & The Wild West North Film Screening Series

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Patrick Mc Cabe & The Wild West North Film Screening Series
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All Three Screenings: Price: $45 (Members: $36, Students: $24) Individual Films: Price: $18, (Members: $15, Students: $10)
Every ticket includes a book signed by Patrick McCabe!

Join CMOA and Pitt Film Studies for an exclusive screening series with renowned Irish novelist Patrick McCabe.

Academy Award–winning filmmaker Neil Jordan collaborated extensively with McCabe, adapting two of his books for the screen: "The Butcher Boy" and "Breakfast on Pluto." Join us for a program screening three of Jordan’s films, featuring conversations with McCabe, who is currently distinguished visiting faculty at the University of Pittsburgh.

The program is a collaboration between University of Pittsburgh Film Studies and Carnegie Museum of Art.

Purchase tickets to individual screenings, or all three at a discount.

"Michael Collins"
April 14, 7 p.m.

"The Butcher Boy"
April 15, 2 p.m.

"Breakfast on Pluto"
April 15, 5 p.m.


Patrick McCabe is the author of five novels, including The Dead School, Breakfast on Pluto, and The Butcher Boy, which won the Irish Times' Irish Literature Prize for fiction. Author of the children's book The Adventures of Shay Mouse, McCabe also wrote the play Frank Pig Says Hello, which was first performed at the Dublin Theatre Festival in 1992 and has been published in the compellation Far from the Land: Contemporary Irish Plays. (Methuen, 1998). The British Broadcasting Company has aired McCabe's work and his short stories have been published in the Irish Times and the Cork Examiner.


"Michael Collins" (1996)
This 1996 historical biopic stars Liam Neeson as Michael Collins, the Irish patriot and revolutionary who died in the Irish Civil War. It was the winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.

"The Butcher Boy" (1997)
Set in the early 1960s, The Butcher Boy follows Francie Brady (Eamonn Owens), a 12-year-old boy who retreats into a violent fantasy world to escape the reality of his dysfunctional family. As his circumstances worsen, his sanity deteriorates and he begins acting out, with increasing brutality. The film won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 48th Berlin International Film Festival in 1998 and a Special Mention for Owens' "astonishing lead". It also won the European Film Award for Best Cinematographer for Adrian Biddle.

"Breakfast on Pluto" (2005)
This dark comedy stars Cillian Murphy as a transgender foundling searching for love and her long-lost mother in small town Ireland and London in the 1970s.

Image: Still from "Breakfast on Pluto," 2005, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
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By: Carnegie Museum of Art