On Chesil Beach • Opens Bay Area June 8
Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird, Brooklyn, Atonement) stars in On Chesil Beach, adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel. The drama is centered on a young couple of drastically different backgrounds in the summer of 1962. Following the pair through their idyllic courtship, the film explores sex and societal pressure that can accompany physical intimacy, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night. Cast also includes Billy Howle, Anne-Marie Duff, Adrian Scarborough, Emily Watson and Samuel West.
Mark your calendars for SF Irish Film Festival end of September, 2018
Here’s a sampling of what has come our way so far in 2018.
The Cured • March 9
In a world ravaged for years by a virus that turns the infected into zombie-like cannibals, a cure is at last found and the wrenching process of reintegrating the survivors back into society begins. Among the formerly afflicted is Senan (Sam Keeley), a young man haunted by the horrific acts he committed while infected. Welcomed back into the family of his widowed sister-in-law (Ellen Page), Senan attempts to restart his life—but is society ready to forgive him and those like him? Or will fear and prejudice once again tear the world apart? Pulsing with provocative parallels to our troubled times, The Cured is a smart, scary, and hauntingly human tale of guilt and redemption. Opens at San Francisco Opera Plaza, March 9
“This may be one of the first horror movies where you may wind up preferring the zombies over actual people, who can be the real hell.” – The Hollywood Reporter
Irish Docfest, Delancey Street, SF • March 10
One-day Irish documentary film festival co-presented by Irish American Crossroads Festival and SF Irish Film featuring three premiere films
Delancey Street Theater, San Francisco Information & Tickets>
3pm Kíla: Pota Óir
4.30pm The Farthest
7.30pm In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America.