Julia O'Rourke who won the Irish Dancing World Championships is...

Julia O'Rourke who won the Irish Dancing World Championships is a Long Island native from Malverne. She is one of the dancers featured in Screen Media Film's documentary film "Jig" directed by Sue Bourne. It's about story of the 40th Irish Dancing World Championships, held in March 2010 in Glasgow. Opens June 17th in NY, Boston, Chicago, and Toronto Credit: Ruth Reid (c) Wellpark Scotland/

WHO Julia O'Rourke

THE MOVIE "Jig"

THE DEAL A documentary about last year's 40th annual Irish Dancing World Championships, held in Glasgow, Scotland, featuring the fleet feet of O'Rourke of Malverne, who was 10 in the film (she's now 12). She's become the film's unofficial spokesperson; earlier this week, she held a press day at Manhattan's Irish Arts Center.

INFO Opens Friday at Quad Cinema, 34 W. 13th St., Manhattan, 212-255-2243; quadcinema.com, $15


THE MOVIE "The Candidate"

THE DEAL As election season approaches, this 1972 drama once again seems like it was made yesterday: Robert Redford plays a Democrat plucked from obscurity and encouraged to run as a maverick, only to compromise his ideals on the road to victory. Next week's screening will be accompanied by Michael Feeney Callan, author of a Redford biography.

INFO 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. Tickets are $13. 800-838-3006; cinemaartscentre.org.


THE MOVIE "Tapeworm"

THE DEAL This short, about a private-school girl who resorts to drastic weight-loss measures, screens with the educational film "Killing Us Softly: Advertising's Image of Women" as part of an event that aims to raise teens' awareness of body-image issues. The guest speaker is clinical psychologist Mary Schultz, director of the Wellness Center at St. Joseph's College in Patchogue.

INFO 7 p.m. Monday at The Loft at The BrickHouse Brewery, 67 W. Main St., Patchogue. Suggested donation is $15; students free with ID. Information at plazamac.org.

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