Pilgrim Hill (96 Mins) 
When: October 4th-7th, 2012
Where: NYU’s Cantor Film Center
Schedule: Sunday 7th October, 3.30 pm - Buy Ticket
Pilgrim Hill tells the story of Jimmy Walshe, a middle-aged bachelor farmer living in rural Ireland. Regarded by his neighbours as a harmless misfit, Jimmy has spent all his adult life as the caretaker of the crumbling family farm on the outskirts of a small town. He is limited, non-educated, isolated, yet through relentless determination gets through each day as best he can by keeping a smile on his face. Jimmy also cares for his ill, bed-ridden father as well as dealing with the daily routine of running the farm. Life has been tough on Jimmy over the years, coping with isolation and loneliness, but things are about to get worse, as life hits a very rough patch.Pilgrim Hill aims to shed light on the dark side of rural Ireland, where middle-aged men and women are living out their lives in isolation and loneliness.
Gerard Barrett – Director
PILGRIM HILL, directed by 24 year old Kerry filmmaker Gerard Barrett and made with a budget of €4500, has been selected for the renowned Telluride Film Festival where it will have its international premiere this weekend. Gerard and his debut feature film have been selected as the ‘Great Expectation’ of the festival, an honour that has been received by a number of highly respected film talent including Alexander Payne (The Descendents, Sideways, About Schmidt).