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IRISH FILM FESTIVAL BOSTON
Thursday, March 23 to Sunday, March 26, 2017
BITA is proud to partner with IFFB to offer two pairs of free tickets to three of this year’s screenings. Enter the contest, below. If you know you want to go to all the movies then purchase your All Access Pass now.
THE YOUNG OFFENDERS
Best Breakthrough Feature
Thursday, March 23 @ 7:30 pm
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Inspired by the true story of Ireland's biggest cocaine seizure in 2007, The Young Offenders is a comedy road movie about best friends Conor and Jock, two inner-city teenagers from Cork who dress the same, act the same, and even have the same bum-fluff moustaches. When a drug-trafficking boat capsizes off the coast of West Cork and 61 bales of cocaine, each worth €7m, are seized, word gets out that there is a bale missing. The boys steal two bikes and go on a road trip hoping to find the missing bale which they can sell so as to escape their troubled home lives. (83 mins.)
Director: Peter Foott. Actor Dominic MacHale in person!.
Most Inspiring Short
Gridlock is a thriller set during a traffic jam on a country road. When a little girl goes missing from one of the cars, her father forms a desperate search party to find her, and soon everyone is a suspect. (19 mins 45)
Director: Ian Hunt Duffy. Producer Simon Doyle in person!
A DATE FOR MAD MARY
Director's Choice Feature
Friday, March 24 @ 7:30 p.m.
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'Mad' Mary McArdle returns to Drogheda after a short spell in prison - for something she'd rather forget. Back home, everything and everyone has changed. Her best friend, Charlene, is about to get married and Mary is maid of honor. When Charlene refuses Mary a 'plus one' on the grounds that she probably couldn't find a date, Mary becomes determined to prove her wrong. But her attempts at dating are a disaster and she winds up feeling more alone… until she meets Jess and everything changes. A Date For Mad Mary is a tough and tender story about friendship, first love, and letting go of the glory days. (82 mins)
Director: Darren Thornton. Seána Kerslake and Tara Lee in person!
Director's Choice Short
Terminal is a short film about the decisions women make in the face of overwhelming personal circumstance. A girl and a woman meet in an airport departure gate. Just before they board a plane to Manchester, we witness a private exchange as they share the different reasons that brought them to this moment, and the traumatic journey that awaits them. This film aims to highlight women's reproductive rights in Ireland. (19 mins 45)
Director Natasha Waugh in person!
Winners will be announced from Tuesday, March 21 onwards, 2 days before each screening, so be sure to check back for the winning announcements!
Apart from the great screenings listed above, there are so many other great movies to see at this year's Irish Film Festival Boston.
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