The older brother returns | CALVARY by John Michael McDonagh opens August 1 in US

8.11.2014 UPDATE CALVARY opens Aug 15 in Portland at Regal Fox Tower

Fresh from helming the most successful independent Irish film EVER, which was THE GUARD (2011), John Michael McDonagh has another one for you.

This McDonagh is the older brother of that other McDonagh you may have heard of. You know. The playwright.

Filmed in Sligo, CALVARY again stars Brendan Gleeson and looks like some very big (and funny) stuff indeed.

So far, no announced dates (it opens August 1 in the US) are anywhere near Portland, but presumably it will get here at some point.

In the meantime, if you’re in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, Denver, Dallas, Boston, Philadelphia, Phoenix (WTF??), or San Francisco, you’re in luck.

If you think the west coast of Ireland is a quaint, adorable place with lovely views and jolly bearded sheep herders dancing jigs, this is the (reality check) film for you. Expect an excoriating, pitch black comedy about the shit show that is the Catholic church.

John Michael McDonagh and Brendan Gleeson in Boston.
John Michael McDonagh and Brendan Gleeson in Boston.