MARCH

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APRIL

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2017 PROGRAM

31 March 2017 | 7:00 PM (Opening Night!)

A Date For Mad Mary (2016)
Dir. Darren Thornton
82 min.

'Mad' Mary McArdle returns to Drogheda after a short spell in prison - for something she'd rather forget. Back home, everything and everyone has changed. Her best friend, Charlene, is about to get married and Mary is to be her maid of honour. When Charlene refuses Mary a 'plus one' on the grounds that she probably couldn't find a date, Mary becomes determined to prove her wrong. 'A date for Mad Mary' is a tough and tender story about friendship, first love, and letting go of the glory days.

1 April 2017 | 2:00 PM

War of the Buttons (1994)
Dir. John Roberts
94 min.

The children of Ballydowse & Carrickdowse engage in battles in which they cut off the buttons, shoe-laces, belts and braces of their captured opponents. This gets their opponents in trouble with parents. They go to battle in mass groups of dozens, wielding sticks & slingshots. It's a battle of strategic skills for the opposing leaders, Including one scene in which the principal gang uses an ancient war trick to overcome their opponents with successful and itchy results.

1 April 2017 | 5:00 PM

Atlantic (2016)
Dir. Risteard O'Domhnaill
80 min.

A documentary about the two big resources in the North Atlantic, fish and oil, and the impact of their exploitation on the environment in various countries on both sides of the Atlantic. Narrated by Emmy award-winning actor Brendan Gleeson.

1 April 2017 | 8:00 PM

The Young Offenders (2016)
Dir. Peter Foott
83 min.

Two teenage boys cycle 160km on stolen bikes pursued by police to find a missing bale of cocaine worth 7 million euro. Set around the real event of Ireland's biggest cocaine seizure in 2007 of 440 million euro.

2 April 2017 | 2:00 PM

Dance Emergency / Damhsa na hEigeandala (2014)
Dir. Deirdre Mulrooney
52 min.

"Against the backdrop of seldom-seen 1940's bohemian Dublin, and suspicions of Nazi espionage, we recount an Irish-German artist's forgotten struggle to bring Modern Dance/ German Ausdruckstanz to a conservative, inchoate Ireland that was not yet ready for it. Interpreted beautifully by the great Olwen Fouere, choreographed by Jessica Kennedy of Junk Ensemble, we frame Erina Brady's legacy in the context of the thriving contemporary dance scene in Ireland today. Interviewees include the late Patrick Scott, Rionach Ni Neill, Fearghus O Conchuir, Declan Kiberd, and others. Actors include Olwen Fouere, Peter Sheridan and Una Kavanagh."

2 April 2017 | 5:00 PM (Closing Night!)

Handsome Devil (2016)
Dir. John Butler
95 min.

Ned and Conor are forced to share a bedroom at their boarding school. The loner and the star athlete at this rugby-mad school form an unlikely friendship until it's tested by the authorities.