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SNL's Will Forte Dublin-bound with new film

1 of 1 Forte - New Irish-made film Run & Jump is released on Friday May 2
Forte - New Irish-made film Run & Jump is released on Friday May 2

Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock star Will Forte is coming to Dublin next week to present an award at the Irish Film and Television Awards and to attend a special screening of his new Irish-made film Run & Jump, in association with National Stroke Week.

The Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTAs) take place on Saturday April 5 at the DoubleTree by Hilton and will be shown live on RTÉ One at 9:35pm.

Run & Jump, which tells the story of a young family re-adjusting after the father suffers a stroke, is nominated in four categories at the IFTAs: Best Film, Best Script (Ailbhe Keogan), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Edward MacLiam) and Best Editing (Nathan Nugent).

It opens in Irish cinemas on Friday May 2.

National Stroke Week runs from April 6 to 13, and Nebraska star Forte will attend a special screening of Run & Jump with co-star Edward MacLiam, director Steph Green and writer Ailbhe Keogan at the Light House Cinema on Sunday April 6, which will be followed by a Q&A.

For more on National Stroke Week, see www.stroke.ie.

Run & Jump has already won the Silver Spike Feature Award at the Valladolid International Film Festival, Best First Feature at the New York Irish Film Festival and Best Feature at the Galway Film Fleadh.

Shot over a six-week period in Wicklow and Kerry, it was part-funded by RTÉ and has been released in North America by Sundance Selects, the sister division of IFC Films.

Watch an RTÉ TEN interview with Run & Jump director Steph Green at: http://bit.ly/1jBS7gL.

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