The actor and filmmaker, who first gained fame on the nineties drama about strugglling rich kids in LA, will attend a screening of his film Cas & Dylan and take part in a public interview afterwards.
The film stars fellow festival guest Richard Dreyfuss and tells the story of “a dying Doctor, who plans to check out on his own terms [but who] takes a reluctant detour when he inadvertently winds up on the lam with an “anything-but-normal” 22-year-old girl.”
Other screenings at this year’s JDIFF include No Limbs, No Limits, an intimate family portrait of Joanne O’Riordan, the inspirational young Cork woman who has a rare syndrome called ‘Total Amelia” which has left her without limbs, and the debut screening of John Michael McDonagh’s new film Calvary.
Priestley joins the line-up of special guests which also includes Monty Python’s Terry Gilliam. Tickets for the event and the rest of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival programme are on sale tomorrow from jdiff.com.