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14TH ANNUAL SF IRISH FILM FESTIVAL - SEPTEMBER 2017. DATES TBA

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JOIN US FOR THE 14TH ANNUAL SF IRISH FILM FESTIVAL – SEPTEMBER 21-23, 2017

2017 SF Irish Film Festival

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Thursday, September 21st 7:00pm

A Date For Mad Mary • TICKETS

7pm Opening Night Film and Party, hosted by The Irish Consulate, San Francisco

Directed by Darren Thornton, A DATE FOR MAD MARY tells the story of ‘Mad’ Mary McArdle newly released from prison seeks a date to bring to her best friend’s wedding. But her attempts at dating are a disaster and she winds up feeling more alone… until she meets Jess and everything changes.


Friday, September 22nd 6.30pm

“Short Stories, Tall Tales” • TICKETS

A diverse collection of Ireland’s best short films – curated by Frank Kelly and Roisin Hunt. The collection includes Seamus Scanlon’s, “The Long Wet Grass”. Seamus Scanlon is an associate professor and a Carnegie Corporation/New York Times award winning librarian at the City College of New York’s Center for Worker Education and will be in attendance for a Q+A following the screening.

Sponsored by the Northern Ireland Bureau


Saturday, September 23rd 4.30 PM

Rocky Ros Muc • TICKETS

Documentary by Michael Fanning. From humble beginnings, to challenging for a world title crown. From the quiet Gaeltacht village of Ros Muc in Co Galway, to the criminal underworld of James ‘Whitey’ Bulger and the mean streets of Boston. Rocky Ros Muc examines spirit inside the ring and troubles outside; the reality of emigration and its impact on identity.

Sponsored by Ranger Pipelines


Saturday, September 23rd 6.30 PM

More Short Stories and Tall Tales • TICKETS

Gavin James // For You from Feel Good Lost on Vimeo.This second collection of Short Stories includes award winning animated films from Ireland. Given the popularity of the Irish Short, we have programmed a second shorts program. This collection of award winning shorts includes a number of animated shorts and is kid friendly.

Curated by Frank Kelly and Roisin Hunt.


Saturday, September 23rd 8.00 PM

Emerald CityTICKETS

Followed by a Q+A with Director Colin Broderick and actor John McConnell, (Richard)

Written, directed and starring Colin Broderick.

The identity of the Irish worker in New York finds itself at an historical crossroads in Colin Broderick’s first feature film. A crew of Irish construction workers in their late thirties/early forties, still trying to work hard and party hard, are starting to discover the price of a life spent dodging adult responsibility.

These likable but no longer fresh -faced rogues, who left Ireland in an era of closeted oppression and sectarian violence, have spent their adult lives self-medicating in a foreign city.  It’s time for a change and someone in the crew might have just the right idea.

Sponsored by the Residential Builders Association

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