BSAF 2019: Irish Film Festival screenings for this year

IT’S HERE! IT’S HERE! Boston Springs A Fethival 2019 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!

This year, Boston’s Irish Film Festival is taking the year off from producing a full festival – they are concentrating their efforts towards a special 20th anniversary edition in 2020. But they’re still around, and still bring metro Boston the best Irish cinema has to offer!

Tonight, IFF is presenting their Director’s Choice Gala at the Somerville Theatre, with the New England premiere of “Float Like A Butterfly” from director Carmel Winters. Here’s the synopsis from the IFF Website:

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.

A slew of special guests will be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening, including director Carmel Winters, lead actors Hazel Doupe and Dara Devaney, and production designer Toma McCullium, so it’s bound to be a rousing evening!

The film screens with the short Late Afternoon, from director Louise Bagnall.

The screening begins at 7:30 PM, and you may purchase tickets here – and get them quickly, as IFF frequently sells out their screenings!

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

Although they are not hosting an entire shindig this year, Irish Film Festival is sponsoring two more screenings this weekend of films that have played previous years. 2018 Directors Choice feature Maze will have a special screening on Saturday March 23 at Somerville Theatre, with special guests director Stephen Burke, actor Tom Vaughan-Lawlor and producer Jane Doolan in attendance for a Q&A after the screening. This screening is SOLD OUT. Then on Sunday March 24, IFF will sponsor a screening of the film Lost And Found at the Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge with star Liam O’Mochain in attendance. As of this writing¬† there are still a few tickets left, and they can be purchased through the Kendall Square CInema website here.

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!