Redemption of a Rogue

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Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00 (+ $2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Film Info
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Emerging Filmmaker Competition
Tags:Dark Comedy
Includes Q&A
Release Year:2020
Runtime:93 min
Festivals & Awards:Galway Film Fleadh 2020 - Best Film
Best Debut Feature
Print Source:Pale Rebel Productions
Director:Philip Doherty
Executive Producer:Gerard McNaughton
Rhonda Tidy
Patrick O’Neill
Celine Haddad
Producer:Emma Foley
Tamryn Reinecke
Cinematographer:Burschi Wojnar
Screenwriter:Philip Doherty
Editor:Allyn Quigley
Composer:Robbie Perry
Principal Cast:Aaron Monaghan
Aisling O'Mara
Keiran Roche
Liz Fitzgibbon
Pat McCabe
Kevin McGahern


Your ticket includes a recorded Filmmaker Q&A following the film.

Could Irish director-writer Philip Doherty be the new Martin McDonagh? Unique and exhilarating, the former playwright’s surreally stylized debut feature is a Bible-inspired, pitch black comedy about a prodigal son returning to his rural hometown to seek salvation for his sins. And it’s a neo-musical.

Jimmy Cullen (Aaron Monaghan), left the village of Ballylough in disgrace. He returns seven years later to visit his dying father and carry out some other plans. Said father is definitely not happy to see him and his brother greets him with a headbutt. Soon, Jimmy is ready to move on, but the terms of his father’s will state that he cannot be buried on a day with rain, otherwise both sons will be disinherited. Sadly, soggy Ballylough is on the receiving end of truly Biblical downpour and Jimmy is stuck in place, trying to redeem the guilt and shame of his past. Winner, Best Irish First Feature, Best Irish Film, Galway Film Fleadh. (Alissa Simon)

Director Biography

Philip Doherty Philip Doherty is an Irish playwright and artistic director of the Gonzo Theater in Gortnakesh, Cavan, Co. Cavan. He is the director of the short film “The Goatee Uprising” (2012). Redemption of a Rogue (2020) is his debut feature, which won Best Irish Film and Best Irish First Feature at the 2020 Galway Film Fleadh.