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We are delighted that Juanita Wilson has agreed to return to Schull to screen her latest film Tomato Red, due to be released in cinemas in April 2017. Based on the novel of the same name “Tomato Red”, by acclaimed author of Winter’s Bone, Daniel Woodress, the story follows a small town drifter Sammy Barlach (Jake Weary). Sammy meets Jamalee (Julia Garner) with her dreams of hitting the big time by way of her brother’s movie star looks. For Jamalee, her tomato red hair matches her rage and ambition, and small town American life is just not good enough. A sudden violent incident, leaves them looking for justice and revenge.
Love, rage, redemption and revenge, a very moving film about the struggle to get a break and our deep-seated need to belong. Also stars Anna Friel and Nick Roux. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director.
Juanita Wilson is an Irish director and writer from Dublin. Her short film The Door received an IFTA in 2009 and an Academy Award nomination in 2010. Her debut feature film As If I Am Not There received the 2011 IFTA for best film, best script, and best director. Juanita screened As If I Am Not There at Fastnet in 2011.