The London Irish Film Club returns for its Autumn/Winter season and will run fortnightly every Thursday from 7 pm.
The Drummer and the Keeper: (Dermot Murphy) recently diagnosed with Bi-polar disorder, is forced to curb his erratic behaviour when his therapist changes his medication and insists he joins a special football team. When he meets goalkeeper Christopher (Jacob McCarthy), a 17 year old with Asperger's Syndrome, a fraught relationship gradually develops into a firm friendship as each learns to respect the other's foibles.
Writer/Director/Composer Nick Kelly captures the mental health pitfalls of a rock'n'roll lifestyle with sharp insight, while his portrait of a young man with Asperger's, drawn with affection and deep understanding, is perfectly observed.
This screening is presented with the support of IFI international as part of Culture Ireland's GB18 initiative and Arts Council Ireland