Director's Choice Feature, A DATE FOR MAD MARY
Friday, March 24, 2017
7:30 PM | Somerville Theatre 1
A DATE FOR MAD MARY
2016/Ireland (82 min)
Director: Darren Thornton
US Premiere | Proudly Presented by Synergy Investments
Seána Kerslake and Tara Lee in person.
Mad’ Mary McArdle returns to Drogheda after a short spell in prison - for something she’d rather forget. Back home, everything and everyone has changed. Her best friend, Charlene, is about to get married and Mary is maid of honor. When Charlene refuses Mary a ‘plus one’ on the grounds that she probably couldn't find a date, Mary becomes determined to prove her wrong. But her attempts at dating are a disaster and she winds up feeling more alone… until she meets Jess and everything changes. A DATE FOR MAD MARY is a tough and tender story about friendship, first love, and letting go of the glory days.
Director's Choice Short, TERMINAL
2016/Ireland (19 min 45)
Director: Natasha Waugh
Director Natasha Waugh in person
"TERMINAL is a short film about the decisions women make in the face of overwhelming personal circumstance. A girl and a woman meet in an airport departure gate. Just before they board a plane to Manchester, we witness a private exchange as they share the different reasons that brought them to this moment, and the traumatic journey that awaits them. This film aims to high-light women’s reproductive rights in Ireland.