12:30 PM | Somerville Theatre 1

New Irish Shorts 2 (81 min)

2017/Ireland (6 min 43 sec)
Director: Leah Morgan
In this intimate portrait, Amy shares her story in her own words. Despite losing her mother at a young age and battling with Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Amy maintains an inspiring zest for life. Her story is one of fortitude and strength.

Tit for Tatt
2017/Ireland (24 min 22 sec)
Director: Mairéad Ní Thréinir
Tit for Tatt follows the experiences of two breast cancer survivors who were inspired to mark their battles by getting tattoos on their surgery scars.

Up the Mountain
2017/Ireland (12 min 32)
Director: Donal Moloney
Eddie lost his wife 20 years ago. A broken heart and depression followed. His love of horses and family eventually got him through the difficult times. His biggest day of the year is now 'The Ballinasloe Horse Fair.'

2017/Ireland (14 min)
Director: Mia Mallarkey

A group of taxi drivers in Kilkenny, Ireland, join together to form a suicide prevention group. Uniquely positioned to patrol the night, the drivers keep vigil over the city's streets and bridges and offer help to those who feel forlorn.

You're Not a Man at All
2017/Ireland (10 min)
Director: Padraig Conaty

A talent competition in the local village gives a bachelor farmer the chance to reveal a secret.

No Irish Need Apply
2017/Ireland (6 min, 54 sec)
Director: William Fitzpatrick

A seven minute video depicting anti Irish bigotry in Boston's daily newspapers in the 1880's and 1890's.

Director William Fitzpatrick in person!

Ticket price: $12.00


Spotlight on Northern Ireland

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No Stone Unturned

No Stone Unturned
2017/United Kingdom (110 min 47 sec)
Director: Alex Gibney

Award-winning documentarian Alex Gibney (Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God) reopens the case of the unresolved Loughinisland massacre in Northern Ireland.

In 1994, six men were gunned down and five wounded in a pub in the small village of Loughinisland while watching Ireland’s landmark victory over Italy in the World Cup. Despite a police investigation and subsequent re-openings of the case, no one has ever been charged for the murders.

Alex Gibney reopens the original files and the reports that followed, conducting an exhaustive and fascinating inquiry and uncovering a shocking case of collusion and cover-up. Including interviews with families of the victims, case investigators and committed journalists, No Stone Unturned is a suspenseful and profoundly effective true crime investigation from the producers of Bobby Sands: 66 Days.

Ticket price: $12.00


Mark Thompson, Relatives for Justice - Q&A  

Our screening of No Stone Unturned is sold out. There will be a rush line.
A limited number of tickets may become available shortly before the screening. 

Co-presented with the 2018 ReelAbilities Film Festival Boston and the ALS TDI Institute.

3:00 PM | Somerville Theatre 1


It's Not Yet Dark

2016/Ireland (81 min)
Director: Frankie Fenton

It's Not Yet Dark tells the ground breaking story of Simon Fitzmaurice, a talented young Irish film maker with ALS (MND), as he embarks on directing his first feature film through the use of his eyes and eye gaze technology.

Ruth Fitzmaurice in person - Q&A


Co-presented with the 2018 ReelAbilities Film Festival Boston

Ticket price: $12.00
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the ALS Therapy Development Institute

Spotlight on Northern Ireland

4:30 PM | Somerville Theatre 5


In the Name of Peace: 
John Hume in America

2017/Ireland (90 min)
Director: Maurice Fitzpatrick


In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America tells the story of John Hume who won the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1998 as well as the Martin Luther King Award and the Gandhi Peace Prize, the only person to have been awarded all three. The documentary includes wide-ranging and insightful interviews with President Bill Clinton, President Jimmy Carter, as well as Irish leaders, U2’s Bono and Prime Ministers John Major and Tony Blair who helped to secure peace in Ireland. Liam Neeson is the narrator of the film and Bill Whelan (composer of Riverdance) is the film’s musical composer.

Our screening of In the Name of Peace is sold out. There will be a rush line.
A limited number of tickets may become available shortly before the screening. 

5:30 PM | Somerville Theatre 1

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Noel Hill: Broken Dream

2017/Ireland (65 min)
Director: Paddy Hayes

A searing portrait of one of Ireland's most renowned traditional musicians - concertina player Noel Hill, as he recovers from a serious assault that left him a battered shadow of his former self.

Noel Hill in person - Q&A

Ticket price: $12.00

Closing Party at The Burren, Davis Square