12:30 pm – Theater 5

NEW IRISH SHORTS PROGRAM 1  (126 min)

STORY BUD? 
2013/Ireland (2 min)
Director: Jenny Keogh
This unique 2-minute film, featuring Dubliners, captures how the Irish speak English, from old sayings and slang to everyday phrases. Simple but effective in it's filming style, it both entertains and educates, with some basic translation for beginners.

A BIG DEAL
2013/United Kingdom/USA (10 min)
Director: Steve Ryan
Imagine you got a second chance. You've lost your job and might be on the verge of losing the woman you love. But somehow, life grants you a shot at turning it all around. All you have to do is say six words...but it's never as easy as that, is it?

UNFOLD
2013/Ireland (14 min)
Director: Steven Daly
UNFOLD is a short film that tells the story of Mark, who is struggling with an unexpected change in his life. Whilst trying to maintain a routine in his daily life, he meets Sara who opens his eyes to a new perspective of the world around him.

HANNAH COHEN'S HOLY COMMUNION
2012/United Kingdom (12 min)Director: Shimmy Marcus
Hannah Cohen can’t wait to make her Holy Communion - only problem is - she’s Jewish!

OUR UNFENCED COUNTRY
2013/Ireland (18 min)
Director: Niamh Heery
Edward is an elderly bog railway worker, in love with the myth and literature of the bog. Shauna, a bright and stubborn young woman starts work as his Prison Release Apprentice. An unlikely friendship grows in the magical, historical landscape.

THE GRAVEDIGGERS TOUR
2013/Ireland (14 min)
Director: Stephen Ryan
Gravedigger Ambrose is a lonely old soul. Loves his 'dying trade' and the graveyard. Sighing for the grace of yore, works his shovel with command and serenity. But mechanical diggers have lessened the need. Will he realize 'Time waits for no man' or will progress leave him behind.

WINDOWS OF WONDER
2013/Ireland (16 min)
Director: Maurice O’Carroll
Cathy MacMahon, a young teacher, moves to a remote village in a timeless Ireland to take up her first job. To her dismay, she discovers there is something 'wrong' with the children. The principal of the school is a well intentioned but dangerously unimaginative man and Cathy risks her job to save her young pupils from a life-time of monotonous drudgery.

LEAN ON ME
2013/Ireland (2 min)
Director: Gavin Butler
Dan is suicidal and turns to his best friend for assistance - but how far does a best friend go to help?

STUAMA
2012/Ireland (16 min)
Director: Paul Webster
(Irish Language Short)
STUAMA tells the story of David, who reluctantly travels to the mountains to spend time with Tadgh, a reclusive man he has never met before. Tadgh refuses to speak English in his own land, and so David is forced to revert to a language he has not used since leaving school. Over the course of the story we discover why David has come here and what the two men have in common.

THE NOTE
2012/Ireland (22 min)
Director: Ciaran Creagh
A story about redemption, the Note centers around Lars a middle aged alcoholic, who through his addiction has lost everything, most importantly his wife and son. Now he carries around the 'the note', a constant reminder of his childhood in which he was subjected to sexual abuse at the hands of a school priest. Day by day he finds solace only in the bottle as he stalks his now young boy, longing for a life he's thrown away.

All Screenings take place at the Somerville Theatre, Davis Square