167. Seventh Annual San Francisco Irish Film Festival

September 15, 2010

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Narasu Rebbapragada writes:

Please consider covering the San Francisco Irish Film Festival. It’s a great three days of the best in new Irish feature films, documentaries, and shorts. If you’re only going to cover one day, as your mission suggests, I’d go with the closing night with the screening of His & Hers. It’s proving to be the most successful Irish documentary to date.


SF Irish Film Festival

Seventh Annual San Francisco Irish Film Festival Presents Award-Winning Feature Films, Critically Acclaimed Documentaries, and the Best in New Irish Film

This year’s theme is Irish romance, and that’s the over-analyzed, under communicated, post-apocalyptic, Bollywood-dancing, rockabilly love-dueling, what-70-women-secretly-think-about-their-men kind of romance.

The seventh annual San Francisco Irish Film Festival returns to the Roxie Theater in San Francisco’s Mission District on September 23 to 25 with its best line-up yet and a theme of romance. With “the most fumbling, indirect, over-intellectualized proposal ever secretly caught on camera” in the documentary The Bass Player, or what 70 Irish women think about their men in the multi-award-winning film His & Hers, we’re talking romance Irish-style. Forget that saccharine Hollywood nonsense.

As a special treat, four filmmakers will be present at question-and-answer sessions after the films. They are available for interviews before the event as well as in San Francisco from September 23 to 25.

In celebration of low-budget Irish independent filmmaking, the Festival will also be honoring one of the directors with a special New Director’s Award. See the Festival website schedule page for dates and times of screenings, descriptions of all movies, and links to movie trailers. Press copies of movies are available on request.

Event Information

Seventh Annual San Francisco Irish Film Festival
Thursday, September 23 to Saturday, September 25 2010
Roxie Theater
3177 16th Street (at Valencia Street), 415-863-1087

Tickets ($10) available at The Roxie box office and through ticketweb.com.

About the SF Irish Film Festival

Now in its seventh successful year, the San Francisco Irish Film Festival is a celebration of new Irish cinema. In the last few years–in addition to Adam and Paul and Once–the festival has screened The Wind that Shakes the Barley (Ken Loach)–winner of the Palme D’or at the 2006 Cannes Film; Martin McDonagh’s Six Shooter, which received an Academy Award; and Ken Wardorp’s Undressing My Mother, which brought home the European Film Award.

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