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 eCinemaBoston.com for all the latest info!
The 2018 edition of the Irish Film Festival has a full day of programming ready for its final day so let’s get to it. Remember all screenings take place at the Somerville Theater in Somerville. Descriptions are from the IFF website:
New Irish Shorts 2 – 12:30 PM
A collection of Irish-themed shorts (what else? LOL!)
No Stone Unturned – 2 PM
Award-winning documentarian Alex Gibney (Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God) reopens the case of the unresolved Loughinisland massacre in Northern Ireland.
It’s Not Yet Dark – 3 PM
It’s Not Yet Dark tells the ground breaking story of Simon Fitzmaurice, a talented young Irish film maker with ALS (MND), as he embarks on directing his first feature film through the use of his eyes and eye gaze technology. Co-presented with ReelAbilities Boston Film Festival and the ALS TDI Institute.
In The Name Of Peace: John Hume In America – 4:30 PM
In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America tells the story of John Hume who won the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1998 as well as the Martin Luther King Award and the Gandhi Peace Prize, the only person to have been awarded all three. The documentary includes wide-ranging and insightful interviews with President Bill Clinton, President Jimmy Carter, as well as Irish leaders, U2’s Bono and Prime Ministers John Major and Tony Blair who helped to secure peace in Ireland. Liam Neeson is the narrator of the film and Bill Whelan (composer of Riverdance) is the film’s musical composer.
Noel Hill: Broken Dream – 5:30 PM
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.
There will be various Q&A sessions throughout the day with selected films.
For tickets and more info on the entire festival, be sure to check out the official website at http://irishfilmfestlval.com!
Irish bows out this evening, 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 throughout the month of May and also in our huge BSAF SuperGuide PDF online magazine, also coming in mid-May!