September 24, 2017

NYU Washington, DC and Solas Nua hosted a screening of Emerald City, a film that explores the lives of immigrant Irish construction workers in New York City. The film was followed by a Q&A session via Skype with Director Colin Broderick.


Colin Broderick

Colin Broderick

Eric Branco, Colin Broderick, Brendan Coyle, Josh Folan, Joy Harrison, Brandon Taylor

Neil Fazzari

Emerald City

Emerald City is a movie about a hard living crew of Irish construction workers in New York City.  They are men in their late thirties/early forties who left Ireland in an era of closeted oppression and sectarian violence.  They have spent their adult lives self-medicating against a past that continues to haunt them. 

The men are hard working, hard partying, likable rogues who are faced with the wreckage of a life spent dodging adult responsibility.

93 min., Ireland, 2016

Solas Nua, ‘new light’ in Irish, is the only organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to contemporary Irish arts. Based in Washington, D.C., their mission is to bring the best new Irish artistic talent to American audiences.