The Irish skateboarding documentary Hill Street and the tense banking drama The Guarantee are now available to view on Netflix in Ireland and the UK.
Hill Street looks at the evolution of skateboarding culture in Dublin from the initial driving force ‘Clive’s of Hill Street’, a unique skate shop in the north inner city in the 1980’s, through to Powell Peralta ‘Bones Brigade’ Team historic demo with the legendary Tony Hawk right up to the skateboarding scene today. The film comprises interviews with key players in both the Irish and global skate community and features rare, never-seen-before footage.
The IFTA-nominated feature The Guarantee recreates the drama surrounding the most significant political decision in modern Irish history; when the Irish government decided to guarantee the entire domestic banking system. Starring Peter Coonan and Gary Lydon as Anglo Irish Bank Chief Executive David Drumm and Taoiseach Brian Cowen respectively, with David Murray and Morgan C. Jones also starring as Finance Minister Brian Lenihan and Anglo Chairman Sean Fitzpatrick, the film charts the origins of that pivotal decision and follows developments through the peak of the boom to the beginning of the bust.
Hill Street and The Guarantee are the latest Wildcard titles to be made available on Netflix in Ireland and the UK, joining the award-winning documentary The Summit and feel good quirky comedies Life’s A Breeze starring Pat Shortt and Fionnula Flanagan, Gold starring Game of Throne’s Maisie Williams and James Nesbitt, and Standby starring Jessica Paré (Mad Men) and Brian Gleeson on the platform.
For Irish film fans who do not have Netflix, all of the titles above are available on iTunes and a variety of online platforms, as well as being available to purchase on DVD on Amazon and on the Wildcard website.