Boston’s Irish Film Festival continues with “Behold The Lamb” and Academy Award-winning short “The Shore”

Day two of Boston’s Irish Film Festival is highlighted with a darkly comic road movie called “Behold The Lamb“. The story focuses on Eddie, a fifty year old, depressed accountant and Liz, a young tearaway as they travel across Northern Ireland to pick up a lamb. According to the film’s write up at the Toronto Film Festival last fall, “the film involves the simulated death of two animals (one furry, one hairy), a darkly comedic drug scheme, some questionable wardrobe choices and a lot of smeared makeup, all pulled together by an invisible network of family ties. ”  Sounds deliciously interesting…

Also showing with the film is the 2012 Academy Award winner for best short film, The Shore, starring character actor Ciaran Hinds in a story of two boyhood friends estranged for a quarter century who are reunited when one of them returns home to visit with his daughter.

Tonights show starts at 7:30 at the Somerville Theatre. Online ticket sales have ended, but there will be a limited number of tickets available 30 minutes prior to the show at the Somerville Theatre box office