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Fall 2014 Screenings at SIFF Film Center

The seventeenth annual Irish Reels Film Festival returns to the SIFF Film Center October 24-26 and we're excited to bring you a delicious selection of new Irish cinema.

Join us at the SIFF Film Center on Friday, October 24th at 6:00 pm for our Opening Night Gala co-hosted by Irish Network Seattle. The reception will be followed by The Good Man directed by Phil Harrison and starring Aidan Gillen. A special treat is in in store with the award winning Gaelic short film Rúbaí which kicks off the evening.

On Saturday join us for an early evening romp in the wilderness with the feature debut from award-winning writer/director John Butler. Bachelor Weekend is a hilarious and touching comedy about male friendship. Nominated for a BAFTA and winner of numerous Best Feature Awards our closing night film on Sunday night, Good Vibrations tells the true story of Terri Hooley (Richard Dormer), a Belfast record shop owner whose refusal to back down or be intimidated, led to him having a lasting impact on the city's music scene.

Documentaries to be featured throughout the weekend include Art O'Briain's Natural Grace: Irish Music and Martin Hayes, an intimate portrait of the life and works of the biggest name in Irish traditional music, The Irish Pub, which takes us into the heart and soul of Ireland, and Pat Collins' Living in a Coded Land which makes unexpected links between events and locations and history and contemporary life in Ireland.

A special presentation of Rebuilding the World Trade Center screens Saturday night with Belfast artist and filmmaker Marcus Robinson present to discuss the 2000 days he spent filming the construction of the new towers.

A selection of award winning short narratives and documentaries rounds out the weekend program. View the complete Fall 2014 Program here. Tickets are available through SIFF. Full Festival Pass available here.