The Bermuda International Film Festival [BIFF] is getting set to host a world premier film, with sports photographer and film producer Neil Leifer to be in Bermuda to premier his movie ‘Neary’s', celebrating the 50th anniversary of a much-loved Irish restaurant in mid-town Manhattan.
The event will take place on March 11 at the Tradewinds Auditorium at Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute.
A spokesperson said, “It is a favorite hang-out for noted New York politicos and financiers, including Michael Bloomberg and Lloyd Blankenfeld of Goldman Sachs. There are other Manhattanites featured in the movie including rare interviews.
“Jimmy Neary arrived from Ireland in his youth and established the pub which now bears his name. His daughter Una Neary works for Goldman Sachs but has’ worked in the pub thorough her life. Bermuda’s Honorary Irish Consul John Kane states he has stopped by Neary’s for some forty years when in Manhattan.
“Please join BIFF for a spot of Irish spirit at 6.30pm. Neil Leifer along with Una and Jimmy Neary will be available for a panel discussion after the movie.”
Jimmy Neary and Michael Bloomberg in celebration at Neary’s NYC Irish Pub:
“Tickets are available through ptix.bm for $20, or contact BIFF at 293-3456 or info@BIFF.bm
“BIFF’s 20th anniversary festival on May 1 to May 7 will have an even more international flavor with the best films from a special viewing on Sunday April 30, 2017of a slate of films from the Austrian Film Awards. The Opening Night is May 1st.
“A Carib FilmFest will be featured on Saturday May 6, 2017, ahead of the Closing Nite and Awards Event. Sunday May 7, 2017, will feature ‘Berimovies’ which highlights Bermuda Films and filmmakers. A new feature for BIFF is the afternoon Happy Hour for viewing leading films from the Oscar® Qualifying series.
“The Bermuda International Film Festivals Trust is a non-profit organized in 1997, charity #465.. BIFF also sponsors other programs to involve the Bermuda community such as The BIFF Academy, which includes the “Books to Film” and “Reel to Real” programs for primary and middle school students and the BIFF Film Camps.
“BIFF is one of the qualifying festivals where a winner is automatically eligible for consideration for the Short Film Oscar – Live Action Category by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Two of winners of BIFF Bermuda Shorts have won the Short Film Oscar.”