Festival News

The 17th Chicago Irish Film Festival brings some of the best contemporary Irish films to Chicago that shed a new light on many aspects of Irish life, history and identity that will surprise, entertain and fascinate our audiences.  The four day event will include more than a dozen screenings, filmmaker Q&A’s, bar talks and post screening receptions.

This year we have an amazing selection of narrative features, documentaries and Irish shorts including Dathai Keane’s AN KLONDIKE an exciting drama set against the1890’s Alaskan Gold Rush; Stephen Fingleton’s life or death thriller THE SURVIVALIST, Gary Lennon’s A DOCTOR’S SWORD based on the life of Dr. Aidan MacCarthy who survived the atomic bomb attack on Nagasaki, Ben Cleary’s Academy Award short-listed film STUTTERER and Jack O’Shea’s brilliantly animated film noir A COAT MADE DARK.

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