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Joyride (2022)

Opens on December 23

Director: Emer Reynolds Run Time: 94 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022

Starring: Charlie Reid, Florence Adebambo, Lochlann O'Mearáin, Olivia Colman, Olwen Fouéré

Country: Ireland
Language: English

About the film:

Fleeing from his father, Irish 12-year-old Mully steals a taxi and is shocked to find a woman, Joy, in the back seat with a baby. Joy has decided to give her child away to a friend, and Mully needs to get some distance from his debt-ridden dad, who’s after the cash Mully has with him. And so two lovable rogues, a complicated middle aged mother and a troubled adolescent, go on a journey across Ireland, gradually finding the friendship, love and learning they never knew they needed in each other.

About the filmmaker:

Director Emer Reynolds is multi-award-winning documentary director and film editor based in Dublin, Ireland. With a lifelong passion for space exploration, she studied Theoretical Physics at Trinity College Dublin, and her documentary on the Voyager spacecraft, The Farthest (2017), had its international premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival and won the 2018 Emmy for Outstanding Science and Technology Documentary. Her other feature documentaries include the story of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Here Was Cuba (2013), and Songs for While I’m Away (2020) celebrating the life and work of Thin Lizzy frontman, Philip Lynott. Joyride (2022) is her debut narrative feature.

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