The Drummer and the Keeper (12A)

Monday 8th October 2018

Doors and bar open 7pm, film starts 8pm

Meal Deal available at the Royal Oak Inn, Lostwithiel. Ring 01208 872552 to book your film tickets and table.

Our October Screen 2 film will be The Drummer and the Keeper, about the unlikely friendship formed between two young men, one a drummer in a rock band and the other an institutionalized teenager.

Gabriel is a reckless young drummer with bipolar disorder and who revels in rejecting society’s rules, while Christopher is a 17 year old with Asperger’s Syndrome who yearns to fit in. This heartwarming story shows the strength of the human bond in the face of adversity.

"Kelly is fearless in the way he tackles mental illness and his command of comic tone is strong, making this film anything but the traumatic experience it may appear on paper and more like a gentle romcom between two odd and lonely souls." Fionnuala Halligan, Screen International

"The Drummer and the Keeper heralds the arrival of a very impressive new talent. We are already looking forward to what Nick [Kelly] will do next." Brian Ó Tiomáin, Film Ireland Magazine

Tickets cost £4 for adults and £2 for under 18s, and are available online now or in advance from Watts Trading or on the door if not already sold out.

Screening details

Date: 8 October 2018

Time: Doors and bar open 7pm, film starts 8pm

Film details

Year: 2017

Country: Ireland

Director: Nick Kelly

Cast: Dermot Murphy, Jacob McCarthy, Peter Coonan

Certificate: 12A

Length: 94 mins