Based on the book “I Heard You Paint Houses” by Ketchum, Idaho resident Charles Brandt, “The Irishman,” directed by Martin Scorsese starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci along with Bobby Cannavale, Harvey Keitel and Ray Romano, will open on Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 4:30 p.m. at the Magic Lantern Cinemas. The film is 209 minutes.
“I am thrilled and delighted to be showing this film,” said Magic Lantern Cinemas owner Rick Kessler. “I have looked forward to it for quite some time. I am so happy all of you will be able to experience ‘The Irishman’ in a movie theater the way it was meant to be seen. It will be playing through Thursday, December 12th, daily at 4:30 p.m.”
“The Irishman” is an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.
“I had been introduced to Jerry Chamales, who had bought an option on the film, by Cheryl Thomas at Chapter One,” said Brandt. “In June of 2007, DeNiro’s office called us for the rights. Since then, all my friends and neighbors have provided enormous support and friendship as we waited patiently for this day. It’s a thrill to have Rick and Cherie provide us this opportunity to have my hometown premiere.”
Chapter One Books will have signed copies of “I Heard You Paint Houses” at the screening. “The Irishman” will screen at 4:30 p.m. daily EXCEPT for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28, which will be a 6:30 p.m. screening. For more information, visit mlcinemas.com.