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  • Marissa Aroy
    As some of you know my husband Niall McKay runs the San Francisco Irish Film Festival. There s a couple of interesting screenings I think people would like:
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      As some of you know my husband Niall McKay runs the San Francisco Irish Film Festival.  There's a couple of interesting screenings I think people would like:

      The Opening night party is always free and has free wine and beer and hard cider.  And the Opening Night film should be fun with the director in attendance.

      There's a rare cult crime caper film that's NOT been released on DVD that screens on Friday night called, "I Went Down," and the director Paddy Breathnach will be in attendance!  A RARE TREAT.  They say this was the film that started the whole gangster caper films in Europe like "Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels," etc.  

      There's also a great shorts program that's always served with free Magners hard cider.  

      And there's a free sreening of animation film: The Secret of Kells, Academy award nominated animation film.

      Hope you can make it!  -Marissa Aroy



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      San Francisco Irish Film Festival
      Opening Night Reception
      Picaro Tapas Restaurant 
      3120 16th St. (near Valencia) 
      San Francisco, CA
      Thursday September 22nd
      6pm-8pm
      Sponsored by
      Irish Network Bay Area
      & The Irish Consulate
      Drinks Compliments of 
      Kermit Lynch Winery
      & Magners
      Entrance: Free

      Opening Night Film
      The Runway
      Director Ian Power
      in attendance
      Roxie Theater 3117 16th St.
      (across street from Picaro Tapas)
      8:00 pm
      Click here for tickets

      Parked

      Fri. Sep. 23, 7:00pm: Fred Daly returns to Ireland with nowhere to live but his car. Then dope-smoking 21-year-old Cathal parks beside him and brightens up his lonely world. Encouraged by Cathal, Fred meets attractive music teacher Jules. Growing closer, these three outsiders are set on a course that will change their lives forever. Click here for tickets

      Pyjama Girls

      Sat. Sep. 24, 5:00pm

       :  Irish teenagers Lauren and Tara navigate the trials of life, dressed all the while in their uniform of rebellion: pyjamas. Balancing tenderness with hilarity, Pyjama Girls tracks the explosive micro-dramas of teenage life against the bleak backdrop of Dublin’s inner city flats. Click here for tickets

      In the Name of the Father

      Sun. Sep. 25, 3:00pm
      Based on the true life story of the Guildford Four, Gerry Conlon's (Daniel Day Lewis) coerced confession to an IRA bombing he didn't do imprisons his father as well. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards. Click here for tickets

      SAVE THE DATE:
      SF Irish Film Festival Co-Presents 

      Lotus Eaters

      Like their mythological namesakes, the gorgeously addled creatures floating through Alexandra McGuiness's debut feature are a seductively indolent bunch but their journey down a rabbit hole of indolence and seduction may not be round-trip. At Mill Valley Film Festival. Sat. October 8, 6:15PM, Rafael Film Center, San Rafael and Mon. October 10, 9:15PM, CinéArts @ Sequoia, Mill Valley
      Opening Night Reception and Film
      "The Runway"
       
      Join us Thursday, September 22nd for our always raucous and extremely enjoyable opening night reception and film, the light-hearted comedy, "The Runway."   After a South American pilot crashes his plane in Cork, Ireland, Paco, a young boy without a father, rallies the locals and against all odds tries to build a runway and get the pilot home. Starring Demián Bichir of the Showtime's series Weeds. Writer/Director Ian Power will be in attendance.  Thur. Sep. 22, 8:00pm. Click here for tickets

      Closing Night Film
      "The Swell Season"


      After starring in the indie hit, "Once" in 2007 and winning the Academy Award for best original song ("Falling Slowly"), folk rock musicians Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova won over audiences and skyrocketed to fame. For them life seemed to imitate art—the onscreen relationship was closely intertwined in both fact and fiction. But when they got back to post-Oscar reality, Hansard, 35, and Irglova, only 18 years old, decided to dive in and ride the wave of newfound popularity by heading on tour. The modest duo has a special connection musically, but when the offstage relationship doesn't run as smoothly, it raises real questions about the future. Sunday, Sep. 25, 9:00 pm.  For tickets click here 


      I Went Down

      Fri. Sep. 23, 9:00pm: 

        Hold onto your fingers as we follow the misadventures of Git and Anto, who undertake a mission for the mob in Paddy Breathnach’s 1997 crime comedy. The film spurred a number of gangster caper film knockoffs in Ireland, but this flick was the original. Having never been released on DVD, the festival screening is a rare treat!  Film director Paddy Breathnach will be in attendance for a Q&A.

      Click here for tickets

      Magners 'N' Shorts

      Sat. Sep. 24, 7:00pm:
        + Film Shorts= Craic
      Kick up your heels, have a free Magners hard cider, and enjoy the very best in contemporary Irish short films. Click here for tickets

      Hunger

      Sun. Sep. 25, 6:00pm:

       Set in Northern Ireland's notorious Maze prison, the film follows the final months of Bobby Sands (Michael Fassbender), the Irish Republican Army activist who protested his treatment at the hands of British prison guards with a hunger strike. The film received its world premiere at Cannes Film Festival where it won the Golden Camera award. Click here for tickets

      The Secret of Kells

      FREE FOR KIDS!
      Sat. Sep. 24, 3:00pm: 

       To help complete an ancient magical book, a young boy named Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest filled with mythical creatures.  Magic, fantasy, and Celtic mythology come together in this 2010 Academy Award-nominated animated film. Children enter the screening for FREE compliments of our sponsor Bart Murphy and family!!!  Click here for tickets

      Once

      Sat. Sep. 24, 9:00 pm

       : The film tells the story of a street musician (Glen Hansard of the Irish band, "The Frames") and a Czech immigrant during an eventful week as they write, rehearse and record songs that reveal their unique love story in this modern day musical set on the streets of Dublin. (see screening of The Swell Season for the behind-the-scenes relationship drama).Click here for tickets

      The Swell Season

      Sunday, Sep. 25, 9:00 pm: After starring in the indie hit, "Once" in 2007 and winning the Academy Award® for best original song ("Falling Slowly"), folk rock musicians Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova won over audiences and skyrocketed to fame. The modest duo has a special connection musically, but when the offstage relationship doesn't run as smoothly, it raises real questions about the future.Click here for tickets

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