The 26th Galway Film Fleadh (8 – 13 July, 2014)
Sat 12th July
Town Hall Theatre
The first film from Terry McMahon, Charlie Casanova, earned him an IFTA nomination as well as a bathtub load of controversy after it screened at the Galway Film Fleadh in 2011. The director will now return to the Galway Film Fleadh with his new film, Patrick’s Day, which tells the story of a twenty-six-year-old virgin schizophrenic whose life changes when he falls in love.
Speaking about the Galway Film Fleadh, Terry McMahon told Film Ireland, “Gar O’Brien and Miriam Allen had the courage to select Charlie Casanova before anybody had seen it. Despite the insanity of the later attacks on the film, we received a standing ovation at The Fleadh and the Best First Feature Award. Our second film Patrick’s Day is very different in content yet equally provocative in ambition so to be selected again by Gar and Miriam at this year’s Fleadh – particularly among such heavyweights – makes it a terrifying yet exciting sort of homecoming.”
The schizophrenic Patrick (Moe Dunford) is warm, open and, thanks to the protective nature of his mother (Kerry Fox), no threat to himself or anyone else. But when he falls for Karen (Catherine Walker), a suicidal flight attendant, his mother enlists the help of a dysfunctional detective called Freeman (Philip Jackson) to help her tear the two apart. Patrick’s Day is a provocative and intimate look at love and mental illness.
Tickets are available to book from the Town Hall Theatre on 091 569777, or at www.tht.ie.
Terry McMahon, Moe Dunford and more will attend the screening.
Director: Terry McMahon
Cast: Moe Dunford, Kerry Fox, Philip Jackson, Catherine Walker
Script: Terry McMahon
Producer: Tim Palmer
Co-Producer: Rachel Lysaght