The Commitments, Alan Parker's controversial film about a struggling Dublin soul, band, will be given a free outdoor screening this Saturday (July 26) in Smithfield, Dublin as part of the Dublin on Screen series.

Based on Roddy Doyle's best-selling novel, Parker's 1991 film has been voted Dublin's Favourite Film by Dubliners themselves and now fans can relive the misadventures of Jimmy Rabbite, Imelda Quirke, and Outspan Foster with this special screening.

The gutsy comedy drama about a hapless, aspirant soul band starred Glen Hansard, Maria Doyle-Kennedy and Andrew Strong. 

Tickets for the free screening of The Commitments are available from the Dublin International Film Festival at 13 Lower Ormond Quay. The Box Office is open tomorrow, Friday, July 25, from 12 noon to 4.00pm.

“I think the film captures a little of the spirit and spunk of the working class kids in Dublin’s Northside," says Alan Parker. "I also hope it catches some of the wit and wisdom of Roddy Doyle’s original novel.

"The film probably succeeded because, although it’s set in Dublin, it’s about the hopes and dreams music brings to young kids everywhere, from Finglas to Philadelphia and Memphis to Minsk.”