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IRISH FILM FESTIVAL BOSTON
Somerville Theater, 55 Davis Square, Somerville
Thursday, March 22 to Sunday, March 25, 2018
One of the great pleasures of the St. Patrick’s Day season each year is attending Irish Film Festival Boston. The 2018 festival runs from March 22-25 and showcases a wealth of amazing movies, shorts and documentaries coming out of Ireland. Now in its 18th year, the Irish Film Festival continues to inspire with a great selection of new films that depict the Irish and Irish-American experience.
This year, half of the award winners are female and IFFB has a total of 12 screenings by female directors.
BITA is proud to partner with IFFB to offer two pairs of free tickets to four of this year’s screenings. Enter the contest below for a chance to win.
If you know you want to see all or most of these movies, then purchase an All Access Pass which guarantees entry to all of the movies and events throughout the festival.
Thursday, March 22 @ 7:30 pm
Kissing Candice, a coming of age drama, kicks off the Festival on Thursday evening. This edgy independent film just had its European premiere at the world-renowned Berlin Film Festival.
Candice longs to escape the boredom of her seaside town, but when a boy she dreams about turns up in real life, she becomes involved with a dangerous local gang. This showing at the IFF will be its U.S. premiere.
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2017/Ireland (102 min) | Director: Aoife McArdle
BLESS ME FATHER
Most Inspiring Short
In a small Irish town where secrets are rare, a local man goes to church to confess his.
2017/Ireland (15 min 40) | Director: Paul Horan in person!
Reception to follow at Orleans Restaurant, Davis Square.
Director's Choice Feature
Friday, March 23 @ 7:30 p.m.
Maze is based on the true story of the 1983 mass breakout of 38 IRA prisoners from the HMP Maze high-security prison. As Larry Marley, the chief architect of the escape, schemes his way towards this feat, he meets prison warden, Gordon Close.
Initially they are confirmed enemies, born of opposite sides of Northern Ireland's political divide, but when Larry realizes that Gordon may be useful for his escape, a slow seduction begins. What follows is an intense and intriguing drama during which an unlikely relationship is forged between two adversaries.
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2017/Ireland (92 mins) | Director: Stephen Burke.
Actor Martin McCann in person!
Director's Choice Short
Inspired by a true story. Sean races against the clock to his mother's death bed while dealing with inter-family politics over the phone.
2017/Ireland (14 min 55) | Director: Eamonn Murphy
Reception to follow at Redbones, Davis Square.
2017/Ireland (122 mins) | Director: Emer Reynolds in person!
NOEL HILL - BROKEN DREAM
Sunday, March 25 @ 6:00 pm
The U.S. premiere of Noel Hill: Broken Dream closes the Festival on Sunday evening. Directed by Paddy Hayes, it is 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. Buy Tix
2017/Ireland (122 mins) | Director: Paddy Hayes
Winners will be announced two days before each screening, starting on Tuesday, March 20. You can check back in to catch 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.
All Screenings: Somerville Theater, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA 02144
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