The Irish Reels Film Festival, a forum for features, shorts, and documentaries by independent Irish filmmakers, presents three days of film screenings in Seattle, September 25-27, 2015 at the SIFF Film Center.
Now in its 18th year, the festival kicks off on Friday night, September 25th, at 6:00PM with an Opening Night Gala co-hosted by Irish Network Seattle. At 7:30PM the feature presentation is Patrick’s Day with director Terry McMahon in attendence. The feature will be preceded by the award winning short Céad Ghrá.
Saturday kicks off with Sé Merry Doyle’s John Ford: Dreaming the Quiet Man, followed by Brian Reddin’s It Came from Connemara. One Million Dubliners screens at 6:00pm followed by The Road, plus a screening of the Academy Award nominated short film Boogaloo & Graham.
Sunday presents the animated feature Song of the Sea alongside a selection of new award-winning short films in the afternoon Shorts Program at 3:00pm. Acclaimed filmmaker Daisy Asquith’s documentary After the Dance screens that evening at 5:00pm.
The closing night film is Gerard Barrett’s Glassland.
Screenings are at the SIFF Film Center. A full Festival Pass is $90 General ($80 for IHC and IN Seattle members). $12 general admission. $15 for Opening Night. The Special Senior presentation John Ford: Dreaming the Quiet Man is $10/$5 senior discount. The Special Family presentation of Song of the Sea is $10/$20 Family of Four. Full festival passes and individual tickets are available through SIFF Film Center (http://www.siff.net/cinema/visiting-programs/irish-reels-2015) and at the door 30 minutes before show times.
Visit the Irish Reels Film Festival website at www.irishreels.org
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