BSAF 2018: Irish Film Festival, Day One

IT’S HERE! IT’S HERE! As we told you a couple weeks back, spring is the busiest season for film festivals in Metro Boston. But this year is especially crazy, because FIVE of the festivals are running all or part of their programming on the SAME WEEKEND! So you have a ton of choices to make.

So…lets get started kiddies! Boston Springs A Fethival 2018 is officially underway, and we’ll have info for all the various festivals and their schedules every day, so be sure to keep your browser turned to for all the latest info!

Three more festivals get underway today, so given the horrible weather in the Hub, it’s going to be craaaaazeeeeee!!

The 2018 edition of the Irish Film Festival kicks off tonight with the festival award-winner for Breakthrough Feature”, Kissing Candice, from director Aoife McArdle. The synopsis on the website reads thusly:

17 year old Candice longs to escape her seaside town and finds solace in her imagination. When her disillusionment calcifies into an obsession with a troubled stranger, she becomes entangled with a dangerous local gang.

Actress Ann Skelly is expected to be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening. The screening is presented by BA Events/Rás na hÉireann.

The film screns with the short Bless Me Father, from director Paul Horan, presented by Talamas.

The screening begins at 7:30 PM at the home for all the screenings at the Irish Film Festival, Somerville Theatre in Davis Square, Somerville. You may purchase tickets through Universe Events at

For more info on the entire festival, be sure to check out the official website at!

Irish continues through Sunday, March 25, so be sure to stay informed by keeping your browser on eCinemaBoston for complete schedule and ticket info! And don’t forget, Irish Film Festival will be part of our sister podcast Subject:CINEMA‘s massive BSAF coverage througout the month of May and also in our huge BSAF SuperGuide PDF online magazine, also coming in mid=May!