City of Asylum Presents Free Screening of The Butcher Boy

City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, located at 40 West North Avenue, is the permanent home for City of Asylum programming and the arts. It promises to be a hub for Pittsburgh’s readers and writers, jazz and small-scale music and performance, and artistic experimentation. It is a home for diverse voices from around the globe – a place where Pittsburgh meets the world and the world meets Pittsburgh. It also serves as a home for many partnering artists and organizations in our own community. To view all of the events that are scheduled, visit the City of Asylum @ Alphabet City website.

The Butcher Boy (Ireland)
Thursday, April 13 at 8:00 pm
Come to Alphabet City for a free screening of The Butcher Boy hosted by author Patrick McCabe of Ireland. Francie and Joe live the usual playful, fantasy-filled childhoods of normal boys. However, with a violent, alcoholic father and a manic depressive, suicidal mother the pressure on Francie to grow up are immense. Unfortunately, one tragedy after another, Francie’s world sinks deeper and deeper into paranoia and fantasy. Patrick McCabe will do a Q&A after the screening.

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