Film ForUUm, Dec.18, Holiday Party, ‘The Commitments’, 6:30 pm
We need volunteers for food and drink.
“Funny, musical and occasionally dramatic, this is the story of tumultuous rise and fall of a Dublin Soul band, ‘The Commitments’. Managed by Jimmy Rabbitte, an unemployed wheeler and dealer with a vision to create ‘The World’s Hardest Working Band.’ “
Presented by William Ramsey
The Commitments (1991)
“The music sticks with you — whenever I think of this movie “‘Mustang Sally’ dominates my mind. Hal Hinson, Washington Post critic wrote: ‘Most music movies give us small samples of the band’s performances, but in this one, the music provides the heartbeat. Parker knows how to showcase the band in its onstage appearances. The bottom line, though, is the music itself, and during numbers like ‘Take Me to the River’ or ‘Dark End of the Street’ or ‘Try a Little Tenderness,’ a feeling of sheer, irresistible delight moves through you. ‘The Commitments’ will transport you, carry you off. No other movie this year can touch it.’
That’s the Irish for you. Starring Robert Arkins, Michael Ahern, Angeline Ball; Directed by Alan Parker