White Irish Drinkers

Year: 2010
Duration: 109 min
IMDb: 6.8
Genres: Drama
Country: USA
It&#39s early autumn of 1975 in Brooklyn and 18-year-old Brian Leary (Nick Thurston) is killing time, pulling off petty crimes with his street tough older brother Danny (Geoff Wigdor), whom he both idolizes and fears. He doesn&#39t really want to be a criminal, but he doesn&#39t share the dreams of his old friends from their working class neighborhood either. They all yearn for the culturally approved 9-to-5 Civil Service jobs with benefit packages that will carry them through weekends of beer into lazy retirement. Brian doesn&#39t want to end up in a soul-numbing job like his buddies, but he&#39s sure he doesn&#39t want to be like his best friend Todd (Zachary Booth) either. Todd has betrayed their blue-collar roots by accepting a scholarship to college. But Brian has a secret -- he&#39s a talented artist. In the basement of the bagel shop beneath his parent&#39s apartment, he creates impressionistic charcoal and watercolor images of the stifling city that surrounds him. When he puts on his headphones and ...