SHORTS PROGRAM III : Irish Stew / Cinema Style
Two lottery tickets, one missing scarf, a treasured Volkswagen, some dysfunctional parenting, a religious identity crisis, a toast to the past and a quick lesson in Irish slang all come together for an evening of laughs, tears, gasps and memories. The program is filled with works by some of Ireland’s most talented and award winning filmmakers.
SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014
Music Box Theatre
LÁ BRÉA CHUIGE : A Fine Day For It
Eamon is a jazz loving pensioner who fills his days attending funerals. One day he encounters a long forgotten friend and his world is turned upside down, but fate has different plan for Eamon and an unwitting kindness takes a tragic turn.
Director: Louise Ni Fhiannachta
Producer: Ciarán Ó Cofaigh
Script: Deborah Grimes
Doug is having a very bad day. Terminally broke and facing eviction, he’s charged by his estranged partner Julie with the task of looking after his son Billy for the day, while simultaneously having to get rid of the family dog – Billy’s best and only friend. Welcome to the Doghouse.
Director: Morgan Bushe
Producer: Rory Dungan
Script: Morgan Bushe
THE MISSING SCARF
Albert is desperately in search of his favorite scarf which has vanished in the forest, but his problems are soon put into perspective. Narrated by George Takei.
Director: Eoin Duffy
Producer: Jamie Hogan
Script: Eoin Duffy
2013 Galway Film Fleadh: Best Animation
2013 Foyle Film Festival: Best Irish Animation
2013 Indie Memphis Film Festival: Best Animation
2013 Cork Film Festival: Grand Prix Irish Award
2013 LA International Shorts Fest : Best Animation
2014 Academy Awards: Short listed best Short Animation
2014 European Film Awards : Best Short Film Nominee
THE PARTING GLASS
Across the glen good friends walk arm and arm to confront one man’s fate….for better or for worse.
Director: Laurence Dunmore
Producer: RSA Films
Script: Paul Opperman
Music: Jack Livesey, Eamon O’Leary
Eoin works the night shift in a quiet petrol station. His main source of distraction night after night is regular customer Ger who believes he has a system for picking winning scratch cards. Things take an unexpected turn with the arrival of a masked armed robber.
Director: Phillip Kelly
Producers: Dave Leahy, Liam Ryan
Script: Phillip Kelly
Cast: Stephen Jones, Conor Drum, Sam Keeley,
Ian Lloyd Anderson
Joe is a dedicated, hardworking mechanic who services cars for both sides of the political divide. Unfortunately for Joe, both communities view his evenhandedness with suspicion.
Director: Brian Deane
Producer: Anna O’Malley, Kevin McCann
Script: Matthew Roche from play by Brendan McCann
‘Story Bud?’ featuring Dubliners, is a short film that celebrates how the Irish speak English
Director/Producer/Script: Jenny Keogh
HANNAH COHEN’S HOLY COMMUNION
Hannah Cohen can’t wait to make her Holy Communion – only problem is, she’s Jewish! Set in Dublin in the 1970s, this film explores a rarely glimpsed Ireland as seen through the eyes of a spirited seven-year-old.
Director: Shimmy Marcus
Producers: Rachel Lysaght, Shimmy Marcus
Script: Shimmy Marcus
Cast: Lucy Skye Dunne, Elaine Cassidy, Jim Sheridan