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White Irish Drinkers

Distribution White Irish Drinkers

A coming of age story set in 1975 working-class Brooklyn, in which two teenage brothers living with their abusive father and their well-meaning but ineffective mother are caught up in a life of petty crime. Older brother Danny concocts a daring scheme to steal enough money for the two to escape, timed around the chaos of an upcoming Rolling Stones concert. The sensitive younger brother, Brian, ultimately has a choice: remain loyal to the brother with whom he shares a powerful love-hate bond, or use his hidden talent as an artist as his own ticket out of their dead-end existence.

  • "The close, cramped intimacy of this film is so real it stings." Rolling Stone


109 minutes

Release Date


Winner of Best Dramatic Feature, Manhattan Film Festival

Winner of Audience Award, Woodstock Film Festival

Jury Prize Nomination, Woodstock Film Festival

Cast & Crew

and Daniel Carpenter

Anthonty Amorim

Karen Allen

Zachary Booth

Produced by
Paul F. Bernard, John Gray, Melissa Jo Peltier, James Scura

Directed by
John Gray

Written by
John Gray

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