Irish Screen America

Los Angeles Sep 21-24
New York Sep 29 - Oct 1
Co-presented by American Cinematheque and Glucksman Ireland House

29sep5:00 pmOpening Night Reception and Film - The Secret ScriptureJoin Jim Sheridan for this beautiful screening

30sep4:00 pmLoving Lorna and NO PLANLorna lives in Ballymun in Dublin, and is lucky enough to have her own pony. Her dream is to become a farrier, even though that is generally considered a job for men.

30sep6:00 pmSong of GraniteDirector Pat Collins joins us for a Q&A after the screening

‘What we have witnessed this weekend is the extraordinary breadth of Irish talent both living and working in the US and Ireland – Irish Screen America is an incredible platform to share stories and at the same time have a lot of fun. Thank you to Niall and the ISA team - we know the hard work they put in and we wish ISA every success in building on an amazing launch.’

Teresa McGrane, Deputy CEO of The Irish Film Board

“Traditionally in Ireland the word “Meitheal” was used to describe the village coming together to bring in the harvest,” says Barbara Jones, Consul General of Ireland in New York. “Well, this is what Niall McKay is trying to do with Irish Screen America, bring us all together to help Irish filmmakers get films made and noticed in the United States. Niall is asking us, rightly, to come together to promote this wonderful harvest of new Irish film talent for audiences in the US and I would ask everyone to help him in this important work.

Barbara Jones, Consul General of Ireland in New York