April 15, 2021
Apple Original Films and the Motion Picture Association co-hosted a screening of the Academy Award-nominated animated Irish film Wolfwalkers, followed by a conversation with director/producer Tomm Moore, director Ross Stewart, and voice actors Sean Bean, Honor Kneafsey, and Eva Whittaker.
For those who haven’t yet watched the film, here’s the official synopsis:
In a time of superstition and magic, a young apprentice hunter, Robyn Goodfellowe, journeys to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last wolf pack. While exploring the forbidden lands outside the city walls, Robyn befriends a free-spirited girl, Mebh, a member of a mysterious tribe rumored to have the ability to transform into wolves by night. As they search for Mebh’s missing mother, Robyn uncovers a secret that draws her further into the enchanted world of the Wolfwalkers and risks turning into the very thing her father is tasked to destroy.
Ahead of the screening, viewers were greeted by introductory remarks from:
- Charles H. Rivkin, Chairman & CEO, Motion Picture Association
- Chairman Richard E. Neal, House Ways and Means Committee, Friends of Ireland Caucus
- The Honorable Daniel Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States of America
Following the screening, film critic Mark Kermode moderated a conversation with the aforementioned filmmakers and voice actors, which you can watch below: