Celtic Films Series - Gangs of New York

Series: Celtic Film Series

Irish immigrants and "native" New Yorkers fight for control of the streets of Manhattan in the mid-19th century.  The film was inspired by a 1928 non-fiction book.

Nominated for 10 Academy Awards, this Martin Scorsese-directed film has an all-star cast, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz, Liam Neeson and Brendan Gleeson. 

Rated R for intense strong violence, sexuality/nudity and language; 167 minutes (2002)

Williamsburg Regional Library presents the Celtic Film Series in cooperation with the local chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.  The series explores the history, drama and quirky humor of films made in or about Ireland and the Irish. 

This season’s films are dedicated to the memory of W&M emeritus professor of English and former WRL Board member Jack Willis, who introduced many of the Celtic films from the inception of the series.

Watch a trailer for "Gangs of New York."


Room: Theatre