Saturday, March 12, 2016
12:30 pm – Somerville Theatre 5 (126 min)
Online tickets for Shorts Program 1 have ended.
Advance tickets for this screening have sold out. Last-minute rush tickets may become available just before showtime.
NEW IRISH SHORTS PROGRAM 1
2015/Ireland (12 min)
Director: Shaun O Connor
Pat (Jon Kenny) is a retired postman who still goes on his daily rounds in the local village. The community love him, but the bullying Mangon (Jack Walsh) wants to put a stop to the pretence.
Director Shaun O Connor in person!
IN THE VALLEY OF THE MOON
2015/Ireland (14 min)
Director: Brian Rossney
During the madness of WW1 trench warfare, an Irish and German soldier meet in No Mans' Land.
2015/Ireland (16 min)
Director: Chris Baugh
The Captors is a crime thriller that follows a trio of kidnappers who are faced with an unexpected dilemma when their wealthy victim calls their bluff.
2015/Ireland | USA (22 min)
Director: Robert McKeon
All is well in the Prendergast home. Or, at least, that is what Jonathan Prendergast would have you believe. But his relationships with his wife and teenage daughter- and his own sanity - are put to the test when he becomes maniacally obsessed with warding off his teenage daughter's new boyfriend.
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Director Robert McKeon in person!
2014/Ireland (8 min)
Director: Gerard McKenzie
In the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Euro.
2015/Ireland (3 min)
Director: Tom Caulfield
The squeaky hinge gets the oil. But when the squeak escapes the oil its sure to get you!
EVEN DROIDS HAVE FRIENDS
2015/Ireland (13 min)
Directors: Caroline Grace-Cassidy and Sorcha Furlong
At a local Star Wars convention, two middle aged men, still masquerading as r2d2 and C-3PO are torn apart when one wants to go solo.
2015/Ireland (15 min)
Director: Brian Deane
A young priest is sent to battle dark supernatural forces threatening a remote Island community.
Director: Maurice Joyce (8 min)
Violet is the dark, cautionary tale of a young girl who despises her reflection. Tired of the abuse, Violet's reflection decides she's not going to take it anymore.
Director: Emma Carlson (15 min)
For thirty-five years, Aisling and Brendan have been married. For thirty-five years they’ve lived together in Donegal. For thirty-five years a gnarled cherry tree has stood watch beside their house. Until one morning, their new neighbour cuts it down.
1:00 pm – Somerville Theatre 4
A DOCTOR'S SWORD
2015/Ireland (80 min)
Director: Gary Lennon
The remarkable survival story of Dr. Aidan MacCarthy and his family's search for the man that gave him a samurai sword from the ashes of Nagasaki.
Director Gary Lennon in person!
3:00 pm -Somerville Theatre 4
Online sales for TASTE are closed. Tickets are available for purchase at the Box Office.
TASTE: WHAT'S GOING ON LIVE AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT
2015/United Kingdom (78 min)
Director: Murray Lerner
Academy Award winning Director, Murray Lerner explores Irelands seminal rock band ‘Taste’ with unseen footage from the trio’s now legendary performance at the Isle Of Wight Festival 1970.
3:30 pm - Somerville Theatre 5
Online sales for UNBREAKABLE are closed. Tickets are available for purchase at the Box Office.
Global Vision Documentary
Proudly presented by the American Ireland Fund
UNBREAKABLE: THE MARK POLLOCK STORY
2014/Ireland (80 min)
Director: Ross Whitaker
Filmed over six years, Unbreakable is the deeply personal story of a couple rebuilding their lives after a traumatic accident.
Simone George and Director Ross Whitaker in person!
After becoming the first blind person to race to the pole, adventurer Mark Pollock proposed to his girlfriend Simone George and they planned their summer wedding. But just four weeks before they were due to be married, a freak fall from an upstairs window left Mark paralysed from the waist down. Unbreakable tells the story of how Mark and Simone rebuilt their lives and work together to find a cure for spinal injury.
6:00 pm - Somerville Theater 1
Online sales for GARAGE will close at 5pm. Tickets are available for purchase at the Box Office.
2007/Ireland (85 min)
Director: Lenny Abrahamson
Pat Shortt in person!
Josie (Pat Shortt) has spent 20 years as the caretaker of a crumbling petrol station in small-town Ireland. Despite loneliness and the fact that his neighbours treat him as a figure of fun, he is always good natured, absurdly optimistic and, in his own peculiar way, happy; he has his place - it might not be great, but it his story. Garage is the story of Josie hapless search for intimacy over the course of a summer which sees his little niche threatened and his life changed forever.
2008/Ireland (12 min)
Director: Hugh O’Connor
Astro-geologist Dr. Glen Hosey is in space for the first time. His unusual method of passing the time isn't exactly compatible with the peaceful voyage the other two astronauts anticipated....
6:30 pm - Somerville Theatre 5
Online sales for BEING AP will close at 5:00 pm. Tickets are available for purchase at the Box Office.
2015/Ireland | United Kingdom (103 min)
Director: Anthony Wonke
‘Being AP’ is a feature length documentary which follows AP McCoy as he pursues his 20th title. Set against the inherent drama and theatre of National Hunt racing, this intimate but epic film follows an extraordinary man as he faces up to the ultimate decision. Even if you’ve never been to a race course, this fascinating portrait will engage, entertain and move you.
9:00 PM - Somerville Theatre 5
Online sales for MY NAME IS EMILY will close at 5:00 pm. Tickets are available for purchase at the Box Office.
MY NAME IS EMILY
2014/Ireland (94 min)
Director: Simon Fitzmaurice
On her 16th birthday, Emily and her new friend Arden set out to break her troubled biological father out of a psychiatric institution.
2014/Ireland (10 min)
BIG BIRD is the story about two underdogs in love finding each other.