This Lime Tree Bower, Conor McPherson's three man comedy, became the film "Saltwater," directed and adapted by the author, in 2000. April 21-26, Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theatre will screen the movie in a contemporary British film series running April 13-26.
Frequent McPherson star Brian Cox (Dublin Carol, St. Nicholas) heads the cast as Irish-Italian George Benevetti, patriarch of a comically screwed-up family. His youngest son Joe is in love with the new boy at school, a troublemaker who nearly gets Joe accussed of rape, while his other son Frank plans to holdup a local loanshark to whom his father owes a great deal of money. Mixed in with the boys is their sister's boyfriend Ray, a philosophy professor who sleeps with his students and has a small drinking problem that results in a disgusting, but funny accident at a famous philosopher's college lecture.
Joining Cox in the film are Laurence Kinlan (Joe), Peter McDonald (Frank) and Conor Mullen (Ray).
The Walter Reade Theatre is located at 165 West 65th Street. The Walter Reade Theatre is on the web at http://www.filmlinc.com/wrt/wrt.htm.
— By Christine Ehren