Save the Date!
MARCH 22, 2019 | 7:30 PM | SOMERVILLE THEATRE
Join us at the Somerville Theatre, Davis Square, on Friday, March 22, for the New England premieres of FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY, our 2019 Director’s Choice Feature and LATE AFTERNOON, our Director’s Choice Short Film! We will not be hosting a full-scale festival this year but we are especially excited to bring you this stellar Friday night program which features two of Ireland's most talked about films of the year; FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY won the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Prize for the Discovery Program at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival and LATE AFTERNOON was nominated for Best Animated Short at this year's Oscars.
FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY
2018/Ireland (101 minutes)
Director: Carmel Winters
Lead actors Hazel Doupe and Dara Devaney, Director Carmel Winters and Production Designer Toma McCullim.
Q&A to follow the screening.
From the producers of ONCE and SING STREET, FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY is a powerful and timely story of a girl's fight for freedom and belonging.
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2017/Ireland (10 minutes)
Director: Louise Bagnall
Emily is an elderly woman who lives between two states, the past and the present. She journeys into an inner world, reliving moments from her life and searching for a connection within her fragmented memories.
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We are taking a break from our annual festival this year and will be using the time out to fundraise and plan for a bumper 20th anniversary festival in March 2020! If you would like more information on how your business or organization can be involved, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAZE, our 2018 Director's Choice Feature, opens in Boston this March for a limited run at the Somerville Theatre. Please join us on Saturday, March 23, for a special screening to launch the film's New England release!
SATURDAY, March 23, 2019 |7:15 PM | Somerville Theatre
2017/Ireland (92 minutes)
Director: Stephen Burke
Actor Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Director Stephen Burke and Producer Jane Doolan in person!
Q&A to follow screening.
Maze is based on the true story of the 1983 mass breakout of 38 IRA prisoners from the HMP Maze high-security prison. As Larry Marley, the chief architect of the escape, schemes his way towards this feat, he meets prison warden, Gordon Close.
Initially they are confirmed enemies, born of opposite sides of Northern Ireland's political divide, but when Larry realizes that Gordon may be useful for his escape, a slow seduction begins. What follows is an intense and intriguing drama during which an unlikely relationship is forged between two adversaries.
* Select the 7:15 PM Screening on Saturday, March 23!
LOST AND FOUND
LOST AND FOUND opens in Boston this March at the Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinema. We are pleased to join Landmark in co-presenting a special screening on Sunday, March 24, with writer/director/actor Liam O Mochain in attendance. Advance tickets are on sale now!
SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2019 | 2:00 PM | LANDMARK’S KENDALL SQUARE CINEMA
LOST AND FOUND
2018/Ireland (96 minutes)
Director: Liam O Mochain
LOST AND FOUND is a feature film with 7 interconnecting stories set in and around a Lost and Found office of an Irish train station. All segments are inspired by true stories, share a theme of something lost or found and characters that come in and out of each other’s lives.
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