Irish Film Festival London

| November 22, 2016 | Comments (0)
Special Guests
The Irish Film Festival London kicks off tomorrow at Regent St Cinema  and runs till  27th November. Check out what’s on below:
Casting Breakfast with John Hubbard
A unique opportunity to hear about the role of the casting director behind the Bourne Series, Lord of the Rings, The Commitments and Father Ted!Nov 23, 8.30am, Grange Langham Court Hotel
Light breakfast included. Tickets
The Best of Irish Short Films
Check out Ireland’s next generation of award winning directors with: Seán Hillen: Merging Views, Delicate Things, Adulting, January Hymn, Between Us, Terminal, Time And Again.Nov 23, 7pm Regent Street Cinema. Tickets
A Date For Mad Mary
This exceptional feature debut from director Darren Thornton features Bingham Ray Award winning Seana Kerslake as Mad Mary who desperately needs to find a date to her best friends wedding.Nov 23, 8.30pm, Regent Street Cinema. Tickets
Cast Q&A with Charleigh Bailey & Tara Lee.
Twice Shy
This is a delicate coming-of age-drama, that centres around a young couple, Andy & Maggie, who set off on a road trip from Ireland to London as the result of an unplanned pregnancy.Nov 24, 6.45pm, Regent Street Cinema. Tickets
Director and Cast Q&A with Kealan Duignan
The Queen of Ireland
Award wining documentary about Irish drag queen Panti Bliss, in the lead up to the historic referendum on marriage equality for same-sex couples in Ireland.Nov 24, 8.45pm, Regent Street Cinema. *Tickets
Director and special guest Q&A with Jack Casey
*FREE TICKETS for anyone dressed in Full Drag!
Irish Film Institute 1916 Centenary Cine-concert
A pogramme of short silent films tracing the history of Anglo-Irish historical and cultural dialogue. With live music by Cormac de Barra and Rossa Ó Snodaigh.
Nov 24, 7pm, Barbican Cinema. Tickets
Youth Shadow Animation Workshop

A FREE creative session for young people aged 8-12yrs, which combines imagination and storytelling with drawing and craft skills to create shadow animations on screen.

Nov 25, 6pm, WECH Hall. Enquire

I Am Not a Serial Killer
Based on the cult novel by Dan Wells, Billy O’Brien’s twisted, genre-bending thriller co-stars Christopher Lloyd, Breaking Bad‘s Laura Fraser and Karl Geary from Jimmy’s Hall.Fri 25 Nov, 6.30pm,Tricycle Cinema. Tickets
Director and cast Q&A with Eibh Collins
AFTER ’16 Irish Film Board Shorts

After ’16 is a creative response by Irish filmmakers to the events of Easter 1916. These 9 films tell stories from the eve of the Rising all the way to the Troubles in 1970s Northern Ireland and beyond.

Nov 25, 7pm, Regent Street Cinema. Tickets

An Audience with Lenny Abrahamson
Join us for an evening with our Patron, multi Academy Award nominated director of ‘Adam & Paul’, ‘Garage’, ‘What Richard Did’, ‘Frank’ and ‘Room’.Nov 25, 9pm, Regent Street Cinema. Tickets
Hosted by Xan Brooks of The Guardian Film Show.
‘Ireland and the UK: Film in the 1980s’

Join us at Birkbeck University’s cinema for a day’s look at Ireland and the UK’s changing relationship in the 80s, as seen through the eyes of film makers. With screenings, director’s Q&As and discussion.

Nov 26, 10am-6pm, Birkbeck Cinema. Tickets
Directors Vivienne Dick and Pat Murphy will attend. Hosted by Prof. Lance Pettitt.

In The Name of the Father
This award winning drama is based on the true-life story of the Guildford Four.Director Jim Sheridan joins us to discuss this and his recent film 11th Hour, shot in Kilburn this year.
Nov 26, 2.15pm, Tricycle Cinema. Tickets
Jim Sheridan Q&A with Dave Calhoun, Time Out
The Young Offenders

Two teenage boys cycle 160km on stolen bikes, pursued by police to find a missing bale of cocaine worth 7 million euro.

Nov 26, 8pm, Tricycle Cinema. Tickets
Cast Q&A hosted by Maggie Doyle

Fís na Fuiseoige / The Lark’s View
Filmed over a year, and using state-of-the-art aerial cinematography, the film is a stunning visual exploration of the diversity of local places in Ireland.Sun 27 Nov, 1pm, Tricycle Cinema. Tickets
Director bi-lingual Q&A hosted by Christy Evans of Coláiste na nGael
The Flag
The Flag tells the story of Harry Hambridge, a down-on-his-luck Irishman living in London. In one day he loses his job, father and beloved pet hamster, Mouse. But he’s found a mission that should help him find his passion for life again!Sun 27 Nov, 2.30pm, Tricycle Cinema. Tickets
Emerald City
Born and Reared explores contemporary Northern Ireland, through the lives of 4 men living in the aftermath of violent conflict. Also screening is PAT, a short by Ian Tierney about an IRA volunteer.Nov 27, 3pm, Bertha Dochouse, Curzon Bloomsbury.
Director Q&A hosted by Kate Taylor, BFI. Tickets
Emerald City
Our final film this year is the Global Premiere of Colin Broderick’s debut feature, a beautiful portrait of New York Irish emigrants. In it, the identity of the Irish worker in New York finds itself at an historical crossroads, but one man has a bright idea.Nov 27, 6.30pm, Curzon Soho, Tickets
Director and Cast Q&A
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