Bay Area Irish Film News

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Don’t Leave Home • Sep 14

15th Annual SF Irish Film Festival • Sep 27-29

Here’s a sampling of what has come our way 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.


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Irish Talent at the Oscars • Mar 4

Martin McDonagh‘s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri swept the Golden Globes on Jan. 7 and got another bounce when the writer/director reaped a bid from the DGA on Jan. 11.

Greta Gerwig‘s coming-of-age charmer Lady Bird, also did well at the Golden Globes, winning both Best Comedy/Musical and for leading lady Saoirse Ronan

The Breadwinner directed by Ireland’s Nora Twomey and executive produced by Mimi Polk Gitlin[7] and Angelina Jolie. Based on the best-selling novel by Deborah Ellis, the visually captivating animated film tells the story of a brave girl living in Afghanistan under the Taliban in the lead-up to the 2001 U.S. invasion.

Song of Granite Ireland’s entry to Best Foreign Language film category sadly didn’t make it all the way to nomination but nevertheless a great pic about the life of traditional Irish folk singer Joe Heaney.