2015 Events – Upcoming
PATRICK’S DAY & ONE MILLION DUBLINERS
This summer we are bringing two IFTA award winning features to London: Terry McMahon’s Patrick’s Day and Aoife Kelleher’s One Million Dubliners.
Saturday 18th July at 8pm
“Patrick’s Day” with a special Q&A with director, producer and actors Kerry Fox & Philip Jackson Q&A
Dir: Terry McMahon
Prod: Rachel Lysaght & Tim Palmer
Starring: Moe Dunford, Kerry Fox and Philip Jackson
Ireland, 102 mins, Drama
Patrick is a warm, open, twenty-six year old virgin schizophrenic. Pills and his mother’s protection mean he is no threat to himself or anyone else. Until he falls in love. The object of his desire, Karen, a suicidal flight attendant, has no idea the intimacy she shares with Patrick might reintroduce her to living. Patrick’s obsessive mother Maura doesn’t realize her own misguided love may be more dangerous than hate. To pull Karen and Patrick apart, she enlists the help of dysfunctional detective Freeman, who will use his position to help her, for a price. A provocative and heart-breaking love story about the right to intimacy for everyone, Patrick’s Day proves, when it comes to love, we’re all a little crazy.
“a fascinating collision of psychiatric drama and state-of-the nation address”, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Donald Clarke, The Irish Times
WINNER MAVERICK AWARD ‘GRAND JURY PRIZE’ WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL
WINNER THREE IRISH FILM & TELEVISION AWARDS INCLUDING ‘BEST SCREENPLAY’
WINNER AUDIENCE AWARD ‘BEST FILM’ 26th GALWAY FILM FLEADH
Sunday 19th July at 6pm
“One Million Dubliners” with director and producer Q&A
Dir: Aoife Kelleher
Prod: Rachel Lysaght
Ireland, 80 mins, Documentary
Glasnevin Cemetery is the final resting place of 1.5 million souls; it is Ireland’s national necropolis. ONE MILLION DUBLINERS reveals the often unspoken stories of ritual, loss, love, redemption, emotion, history – and the business of death.
But this is really a film about life: the Saint Valentine’s Day rush in the florists; the American visitors eagerly searching for Irish ancestors; lost and longed for love; discovery and bereavement; earthy gravediggers and musicians in celebration. Above all, it’s the story of an immensely engaging Tour Guide shepherding his charges – and us – through the headstones and monuments, through opinions and beliefs. Filled with the familiar and the fascinating, this is a documentary that offers a glimpse into the unknown, into a world we will all come to share.
Often humorous, always affecting, ONE MILLION DUBLINERS explores life, death and the afterlife, and ends in a way that will stay with you forever. Even in a cemetery you never quite get used to death.
“beautifully shot… genuinely moving” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Irish Independent
Best Irish Film of 2014, The Irish Times, Ireland December 2014
Best Irish Feature Documentary Film, Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland July 2014
SONG OF THE SEA
This summer we are working with Studio Canal on the pre-release activity of the long awaited Cartoon Saloon feature animation Song of the Sea. Directed by Tomm Moore, it won Best Film at this year’s IFTAs, and becoming the first animation film to win in this category.
Synopsis: Saoirse, a little girl who can turn into a seal, goes on an adventure with her brother to save the spirit world and other magical beings like her.
Voices for the characters are provided by David Rawle (Moone Boy) Brendan Gleeson (Calvary, The Guard, In Bruges), Fionnuala Flannagan (Angela’s Ashes, Waking Ned Devine) and Lisa Hannigan (musician and singer).
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2015 Events – Previous
On Sunday 15th March 2015, we ran a day’s Irish Film and Animation screenings at the Lord Mayor’s St. Patrick’s Festival London, in collaboration with the Greater London Authority. The St Patrick’s Day Film Festival took place throughout the afternoon at The Prince Charles Cinema near Leicester Square. 12.30pm – 5.30pm, with acclaimed and renowned Irish films, including the 2015 BAFTA award winning ‘Boogaloo and Graham’, and the UK Premiere of feature length mystery ‘The Legend of Longwood’.
The St Patrick’s Day Film Festival was made possible by the support of the Irish Film Institute and the Irish Film Board. We would like to express our sincere thanks to Lisa Hannigan whose song ‘Knots’, from her album Passenger, was used in our Trailer.
St. Patrick’s Line-up: Sunday 15th March, 12:30-5:30pm
“Boogaloo and Graham” Director: Michael Lennox (Trailer)
“Two Sugars: Intern Ireland” Director: Tess Motherway (Trailer)
“Cutting Grass” Director: Ruairi O’Brien and John Kennedy (Trailer)
“The Daisy Chain” Director: Denis Fitzpatrick and Ken Williams (Trailer)
“Somewhere Down the Line” Director: Julien Regnard (Trailer)
The Legend of Longwood
“The Legend of Longwood”
UK PREMIERE SCREENING
Director: Lisa Mulcahy (Trailer)
When 12-year-old Mickey Miller moves from New York to Ireland, she soon discovers a link between herself and the 300-year-old legend of the mysterious Black Knight, who regularly haunts the sleepy Irish village. With courage and a sharp mind, she sets out to save a precious herd of white horses and to thwart the evil plans of a greedy, ambitious woman.
For more information about the Lord Mayor’s St. Patrick’s Festival, check out the Greater London Authority website.