NEW IRISH SHORTS PROGRAM 2 (77 min)

Sunday, March 12, 2016
1:00 pm - Somerville Theatre1

 

FALLEN BIRD
2015/Ireland (10 min)
Directors: Nathan Fagan and Deirdre Mullins
While serving a sentence for assault in Wheatfield Prison, young prisoner Eric Boylan began channeling his anger and frustration into one of his childhood passions: painting. Now that he’s been released, Eric has set out to pursue a career in fine art - while attempting to navigate the obstacles of life as an ex-prisoner

QUEEN OF THE PLOUGH
2015/Ireland (12 min)
Director: Cara Holmes
Farmers, Joanne Deery and Laura Grant love ploughing. They both come from rural farming backgrounds and both are highly competitive. Laura is a young student from Co.Offaly, Joanne is a working mother of three from Co.Monaghan. Joanne has earned the title three times in a row but Laura's aim is to become Irelands youngest Queen.



THE RIVERMAN
2015/Ireland (17 min)
Director: Richard Gorodecky
Connie Corcoran has dedicated his life to the mighty Blackwater river and, over the years, its currents have shaped him.
He is one of Ireland's great salmon fishing guides, but if the salmon stocks continue to decline, he may be one of its last.
The River Man is a fated love story between a man and a river.

LET THOSE BLUES IN
2015/Ireland (9 min)
Director: Paul Webster   
A portrait of Paddy Smith, an Irish Blues musician who used music to conquer his demons.

@HOME
2015/Ireland, Australia (11 min)
Director: Liam Burke
A portrait of Melbourne’s ageing Irish community as they embrace social media to narrow the distance between Australia and Ireland

FROM ASH
2015/Ireland (9 min)
Director: Eamonn Dunne
Supported by ID2015
Craft, design, sport and passion all come From Ash.


SPIORAD NA SAMHNA (SPIRIT OF SAMHAIN)
2014/Ireland (9 min)
Director: Dessie Baker
Spiorad na Samhna is a short film about the origins of Ireland's biggest Hallowe'en Carnival in Derry, during the Troubles in the 1980s. It also traces the origins of Hallowe'en from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain.