february, 2020

29feb8:00 pmA Bump Along the Way - Midwest PremeirAlso Screening: Becoming Cherrie


Event Details

The debut feature of Shelley Love and screenwriter Tess McGowan is a smart, heartwarming double coming of age story set in Derry, Northern Ireland. Bronagh Gallagher (The Commitments) and Lola Petticrew play fun-loving, single mum Pamela and her uptight daughter, Allegra. Fifteen-year-old Allegra is constantly embarrassed by her mother’s immaturity, her dead-end job at the bakery and her lifestyle, encouraged by fast-talking best friend Aisling (Mary Moulds Bloody Sunday). But Pamela’s fed up too, having put her life on hold to raise her disapproving daughter. When Pamela becomes unexpectedly pregnant, the relationship between mother and daughter is tested as the two navigate the upheavals of pregnancy and teenage hormones, driving Pamela and Allegra to a new understanding and appreciation of each other along the way. View A Bump Along the Way Trailer. 2019 | 90 mins
  • Director: Shelley Love
  • Writer: Tess McGovern
  • Producer: Louise Gallagher
  • Cast: Bronagh Gallagher, Lola Petticrew, Mary Moulds, Dan Gordon, Andrew Doherty, Gerard Jordan, Paddy C. Courtney, Dylan Reid and Zara Devlin.
Entertaining yet unexpectedly heart-stabbing…a fresh, cheeky, all-female take on the rom-com. —Screen International Anyone who wants a happy ending from their trip to the cinema should expect a very special delivery. —RTE-Ireland
Thank you to Great Point Media and the Irish Film Institute for support of this screening.

Also Screening

Becoming Cherrie
2019 | Nicky Larkin | 12 mins Becoming Cherrie is a short documentary about the difficulties of living with HIV in conservative Northern Irish society. The film tells the story of actor and performer Matthew Cavan, aka Belfast’s most-loved drag artist, Cherrie Ontop. Diagnosed HIV-positive aged 19, Matthew has struggled to find acceptance in conservative Northern Irish society. View Becoming Cherrie Trailer. Featuring the track Yummy Mummies & Boho Dummies by Diplomat M.