Whether it’s comedy, drama, or just a bit o’the Blarney you’re looking for, chances are good that the Somerville Theatre is where you want to be for the next four days – it’s time for the 2017 Irish Film Festival!
Night two of festivities are devoted to this year’s Director’s Choice winners from the festival. And the ladies are taking center stage in both the short and the feature.
The Director’s Choice feature is the U.S. Premiere of A Date For Mad Mary, from director Darren ThorntonHere’s the synopsis from the IFF Website:
‘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.
The evening’s entertainment gets started with the short Terminal from director Natasha Waugh. Here’s the synopsis:
TERMINAL is a short film about the decisions women make in the face of overwhelming personal circumstance. A girl and a woman meet at 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 high-light women’s reproductive rights in Ireland..
The screening begins at 7:30 PM this evening, at Somerville Theatre – remaining tickets can be purchased here! Make sure you get seats early – IFF is known to sell out shows very quickly every season. Once again, a reception following the screening will be held at Orleans Restaurant in Davis Square.
Don’t forget to check out the official Irish Film Festival website for the complete lowdown on all the films playing this year. IFF will be running through Sunday with more great films, and eCinemaBoston will have each day’s schedule for you that morning as always. And of course, IFF will be a part of Subject:CINEMA‘s HUGE “Boston Springs A Fethival” podcast Double Feature Weekend May 20-21 as well!
More great Irish-themed entertainment is on tap for the weekend, and we’ll have the rundown for both days right here at eCinemaBoston, so be sure to check in and check it out!