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Friday, March 22, 2019
Somerville Theater,
55 Davis Square, Somerville


One of the great pleasures of the St. Patrick’s Day season each year is attending Irish Film Festival Boston (IFFB). Join IFFB at the Somerville Theatre, Davis Square, on Friday, March 22, for the New England premieres of Float Like A Butterfly, 2019 Director’s Choice Feature and Late Afternoon, 2019 Director’s Choice Short Film! This stellar Friday night program features two of Ireland's most talked about films of the year; Float Like A Butterfly won the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Prize for the Discovery Program at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival and Late Afternoon has been nominated for Best Animated Short at this year's Oscars. 

BITA is proud to partner with IFFB to offer five pairs of free tickets to this year’s screenings.
Enter the contest below for a chance to win.


Director's Choice Screenings

From the producers of Once and Sing Street, Float Like A Butterfly is a powerful and timely story of a girl's fight for freedom and belonging.

Float Like A Butterfly Screening in BostonTeenage Irish Traveller Frances (Hazel Doupe) lost her mother in a fight. The same fight which led to her father (Dara Devaney) being locked up in jail for the last ten years. Frances has never forgiven the police sergeant who she feels is responsible for this. She’s got fighting in her blood, just like her idol Muhammad Ali inspiring her to be the Greatest.

Float Like A Butterfly Boston ScreeningWhen her father gets out of jail, Frances is starry-eyed. Together they can take on the world. But her father doesn’t turn out to be the hero she remembers. Required to keep the peace due to the conditions of his parole, he’s forced to endure humiliation from the police sergeant (Aidan O’Hare), much to Frances’ horror. And to make up for lost time, he is determined to make a man of his son and an obedient wife of his daughter.

Frances never wanted to clash with her beloved father, but when he forces her to give up her dream of boxing and behave like a “lady”, she is left with no choice. Cast out by the world and her family alike, Frances must fight even for the right to fight. Some people say it doesn’t matter whether you win or lose. But Frances knows that losing is not an option? This is a fight she has been training for all her life. And she knows, the only way she can end this war is to win it.
2018/Ireland (101 minutes) | Director: Carmel Winters

Guests: Lead actors Hazel Doupe and Dara Devaney, Director Carmel Winters and Production Designer Toma McCullim in person!
Q&A to follow the screening.

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Director’s Choice Short Film! 

Late Afternoon Director's Choice Short FilmEmily is an elderly woman who lives between two states, the past and the present. She  journeys into an inner world, reliving moments from her life and searching for a connection within her fragmented memories.

2017/Ireland (10 mins.) | Director: Louise Bagnall
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Somerville Theater, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA 02144

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