DRUMMER AND THE KEEPER, THE
Winner of Best Irish First Feature at the 2017 Galway Film Fleadh, THE DRUMMER AND THE KEEPER explores the unlikely friendship formed between two young men: Gabriel (Dermot Murphy, BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, CLEAN BREAK, RAW), a reckless young drummer with bipolar disorder who revels in rejecting society's rules, and Christopher (newcomer Jacob McCarthy), a 17-year-old with Asperger's syndrome who yearns to fit in. Nick Kelly's warm, thoughtful and insightful feature debut shows the strength of the human bond in the face of adversity with humor and honesty, and marks him as a filmmaker to watch. (Note adapted from Element Pictures.) DIR/SCR Nick Kelly; PROD Kate McColgan. Ireland, 2017, color, 94 min. NOT RATED
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