Irish Film Festival Boston 2015

Click the image below to learn all about the 15th Irish Film Festival.
For information on the schedule please see: http://www.irishfilmfestival.com/glance/

Special Jury Prize Winner: AN BRONNTANAS 2014/Ireland (112 min)
Director: Tom Collins Will screen at 5:30 pm – Somerville Theatre 5
An BRONNTANAS (The Gift) is a contemporary thriller set against the background of a local independent lifeboat crew working off the coast of Conamara, in the West of Ireland. The rescue crew of a local independent lifeboat crew working off the coast of Connemara, Co. Galway receives a distress call on a stormy night. On discovering an abandoned fishing boat with a cargo of over a million euros worth of drugs the crew is challenged with a moral dilemma. Do they hand over the drugs to the authorities or sell them and save their struggling village? It’s a decision that will change their lives forever.

RÚBAÍ and CÉAD GHRÁ are playing during our Shorts program on Saturday, March 21.

RÚBAÍ 2013/Ireland (11 min)
Director: Louise Ní Fhiannachta The First Holy Communion is fast approaching and eight-year-old Rúbaí flatly refuses to be a part of it. She’s an atheist and proud of it, but faces emotional blackmail, religious and philosophical debate, and overt intolerance in today’s supposedly diverse and modern Ireland.

CÉAD GHRÁ 2013/Ireland (12 min)
Director: BRIAN DEANE (Irish Language Short) CÉAD GHRÁ is a nostalgic coming of age story about two best-friends that set out on a quest in pursuit of their first crush..

MAIRÉAD FARRELL plays at 2PM on Sunday, March 22.

MAIRÉAD FARRELL: AN UNFINISHED CONVERSATION 2014/Ireland (52 min)
Director: Martina Durac
Writer/Presenter Bríona Nic Dhiarmada revisits the life and death of Republican icon Mairéad Farrell. There will be a Q&A with the writer/director.

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