Universal Pictures Ireland and the Dublin International Film Festival are teaming up to bring new comedy Trainwreck to Dublin audiences this summer in a special screening which will see red carpet appearances by director Judd Apatow and leading actors Amy Schumer and Bill Hade, on Friday 14th August, in the Savoy Cinema at 7.30pm. Tickets are available now.
Trainwreck, Judd Apatow’s fifth feature film as director–producer, is written by its leading star Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer). She plays a woman who lives her life without apologies, even when maybe apologies are what are needed!
Amy is a magazine writer, who lives by that credo—enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment—but in actuality, she’s kind of in a rut. When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she’s writing, a charming and successful sports doctor named Aaron Conners, Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be on to something.
Schumer is joined in Trainwreck by Emmy award nominated Bill Hader, a firm favourite on the US hit show Saturday Night Live for 8 years,who stars as Aaron Conners. The film also features Tilda Swinton, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Barkhad Abdi, Mike Birbiglia, Jon Glaser, Vanessa Bayer, John Cena, Ezra Miller, LeBron James, Method Man, Jim Norton, and Norman Lloyd.
[quote title=”Grainne Humphreys – DIFF, Festival Director”]2015 is proving to be the year of Amy Schumer, a pistol smart satirist, a Facebook feminist, a sassy screenwriter who has film friends in all the right places. She has clambered over her fellow comedic peers to ascend to the throne of this year’s Comic Most Wanted and the Dublin International Film Festival is delighted to welcome her and I can’t wait to meet her! The Festival is proud to work alongside Universal Pictures to present Trainwreck, maintaining it’s position at the forefront of bringing the most engaging and terrific guests and films to the city, and Trainwreck will be no exception. In other Festival news we are all eagerly looking forward to DIFF 2016 and we are excited to announce we will be returning to a February festival in 2016, on new dates of February 18th- 28th.[/quote]
Tickets for Trainwreck Friday 14th August, in the Savoy Cinema at 7.30pm are €11 and will be available now to purchase. Trainwreck is released in cinemas nationwide on that same day, August 14th.