They had nothing to lose. But they were willing to risk it all.
Based on Roddy Doyle’s 1987 novel, The Commitments is a riotous tale of how the exuberance and folly of youth can help you live your dreams. The story of a group of rag-tag never-beens from working-class Barrytown that form the world’s most unlikeliest and greatest soul band, The Commitments was voted Dublin’s favourite film in 2014.
Ambitious Jimmy Rabbitte starts putting together a soul group called ‘The Commitments’, recruiting new members from around his working-class community. From humble beginnings the band achieves notoriety in Dublin until tensions and inflating egos threaten to scupper their one shot at success.
The Commitments is screening as part of CINEMA DAY 2019, a celebration of film and cinema across Northern Ireland, and MIXTAPE, a season of music films at Oh Yeah Music Centre curated by Feature and supported by Film Hub NI. New screenings on the first Wednesday of every month.