Calvary’s Brendan Gleeson: An Irish priest lives into universal themes

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Brendan Gleeson and Chris O'Down in a still from Calvary. Copyright Fox Searchlight.

Copyright Fox Searchlight.

Brendan Gleeson and Chris O'Down in a still from Calvary. Copyright Fox Searchlight.

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CALVARY, a drama about an Irish priest and the eccentric small town he ministers to, will be released August 1. I talked with its star, Brendan Gleeson, and its writer/director, John Michael McDonagh.