The world premiere of The Parting Glass, starring Melissa Leo, Cynthia Nixon, Denis O’Hare, Anna Paquin, Rhys Ifans and Edward Asner, will take place at the Festival Theatre tomorrow Sunday 24 June 2018.
The Parting Glass is a powerful drama about family, love and loss, and provides a perfect platform for a series of striking performances. The film follows a family reeling from their younger sister’s death as they embark on a journey to collect the remnants of her life.
The film marks Stephen Moyer’s directorial debut, with the astute script providing a wonderful platform for a talented group of actors. O’Hare, Leo and Nixon star as the siblings who reminisce about their younger sister (Paquin) as they make their way to her apartment to sort through items that spark memories.
In a long drive across a chilly landscape, the siblings are joined by the sister’s husband (Ifans) and their father (veteran actor Ed Asner). The film charts how a close-knit family deals with grief and loss – with laughter, tears and muddled memories.
The film is this year’s People’s Gala which offers the opportunity to see a great new film at a price accessible to everyone. The film will be introduced by director Stephen Moyer and star Anna Paquin, following their sold out In Person event earlier in the day.
The Parting Glass is showing on Sunday 24 June 2018, Festival Theatre at 8.30pm and again on Monday 25 June 2018 at Vue Omni Centre at 6.00pm. All tickets are priced £5.