1.00 pm - Somerville Theatre 1 (77 min)

NEW IRISH SHORTS PROGRAM 2

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 Ireland's youngest Queen.
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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.

Supported by ID2015


2.00 pm  - Somerville Theatre 5 (108 min)

New England Premiere!
AFTER ’16 
A once-off short film initiative to commemorate, celebrate and ruminate on 1916. Commissioned by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, nine short films went into production in the summer of 2015. 

A FATHER’S LETTER
2015/Ireland (12 min)
Director: Joe Dolan

A TERRIBLE HULLABALOO
2015/Ireland (10 min)
Director: Ben O’Connor

BARING ARMS
2015/Ireland (10 min)
Director: Colm Quinn

GOODBYE DARLING
2015/Ireland (12 min)
Director: Maria-Elena Doyle

GRANITE AND CHALK
2015/Ireland (12 min)
Director: Patrick Hodgins

MR. YEATS & THE BEASTLY COINS
2015/Ireland (10 min)
Director: Laura McNicholas, Ann Marie Hourihane

MY LIFE FOR IRELAND
2015/Ireland (14 min)
Director: Kieron Walsh

THE CHERISHING
2015/Ireland (15 min)
Director: Dave Tynan

THE PARTY
2015/Ireland (13 min)
Director: Andrea Harkin


3:00 pm - Somerville Theater 1

Online sales for Michael Collins have ended. Tickets are still available for purchase from the box office. 

MICHAEL COLLINS
1996/Ireland (133 min)
Director: Neil Jordan

Neil Jordan's historical biopic of Irish revolutionary Michael Collins, the man who led a guerrilla war against the UK, helped negotiate the creation of the Irish Free State, and led the National Army during the Irish Civil War.



4:30 pm - Somerville Theatre 5

Online sales for The Women's Council have ended. Tickets are still available for purchase at the box office. 

THE WOMEN'S COUNCIL  - WOMEN OF THE REVOLUTION
2015/Ireland (51 min)
Director: Gerry McColgan
Cumann na mBan- Mná na Réabhlóide (Women of the Revolution) reveals the largely untold story of an extraordinary group of Irish revolutionary women during the turbulent years 1914 to 1923. Much of the work and activities of these heroic women has been forgotten or overlooked, their organisation was neutralised by former colleagues in arms who became the rulers of the new Irish Free State in 1923.This documentary provides the opportunity to bring the contribution of these nationalist women, to the Independence struggle, fully into the light. 
Narrated by former President of Ireland Mary McAleese. 

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A NIGHT OF STORYTELLING (OIDCHE SHEANCHAIS)
1935/Ireland (12 mins)
Director: Robert Flaherty
A lost film until the 2013 discovery of a 35mm nitrate print at Harvard University, Robert Flaherty’s 1935 short film Oidhche Sheanchais offers a disarming and fascinating distillation of his ardent belief in cinema as a mythopoeic art and folkloric tradition.


6:00 pm - Somerville Theatre 5

An Klondike/The Mayor of Boston, My Son is sold out.
There will be a rush line and a limited number of tickets may become available 5 minutes before the screening. 

AN KLONDIKE
2015/Ireland (113 min)
Director: Dathaí Keane
When the 3 Connolly brothers make their way from the silver mines of Montana to the goldfields of the Klondike they hadn't reckoned on having to deal with bigwig Jacob Hopkins and his schemes.

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THE MAYOR OF BOSTON, MY SON
2015/Ireland | USA (25 min)
Director: Mikey Ó Flatharta
Martin J. Walsh took his seat as the 54th mayor of Boston in January 2014. Narrated by his mother, Mary Walsh, this is the inspirational story of the hardships overcome and the familiar immigrant story, that drove Martin J. Walsh to take on the biggest battle of his political career and succeed. 

8:30pm - Closing party at The Burren, Davis Square