IRISH REELS FILM FESTIVAL 2013
FREE Screenings at the Seattle Center on
Saturday, March 16th, 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sunday, March 17th, 12.00PM - 2.00pm & 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Venue: Center House, Balcony Level, Room A
No tickets required. Come one, come all!
Welcome to the Seattle Irish Reels Film Festival 2013. The festival, a forum for features, shorts, and documentaries by independent Irish filmmakers, is proud to present two days of film screenings in Seattle, March 16th and 17th, 2013. As a featured part of Irish week celebrations at the Seattle Center the festival is co-presented by The Irish Heritage Club. All screenings at the Seattle Center are FREE. The films are not rated. Parental discretion is advised.
Now in its 16th year, we are excited to return to the Seattle Center as part of the Irish Week festivities. A 3-day festival is also being planned at the SIFF Cinema in October 2013.
Saturday, March 16th
12:00 HIS & HERS (80mins)
Director: Ken Wardrop
Producer: Andrew Freedman
From kitchens, living rooms, and hallways across the Irish midlands, His & Hers delightfully combines observation and charm to tell a 90-year-old love story through the voices of 70 women. This intimate gender and cultural snapshot explores a woman’s relationships with the men in her life—father, boyfriend, husband, son. Following sequentially from little girl to old woman, each character portrait is woven with the others into one perfectly crafted cinematic quilt.
His & Hers is an enchanting and affectionate appreciation for woman in all her versatility. Award-winning short film director Ken Wardrop (Undressing My Mother, The Herd) has applied his signature style, marking an accomplished feature debut.
His & Hers won the Audience award in the Dublin International Film Festival, The Feature Award in the Galway Film Fleadh, an IFTA for Best Feature Documentary and the Cinematography Award at the Sundance Film Festival 2010.
Film Website: www.hisandhers.ie2:00 SHORTS PROGRAM
3:00 THE PIPE (83mins)
Director: Risteard ô Domhnaill
Running Time: 83mins
In a world where the race for new energy sources is becoming increasingly desperate, the rights of farmers over their fields, and of fishermen to their fishing grounds, has come into direct conflict with the oil giant Shell. When the citizens look to their state for protection, they find that Shell's right to lay a pipeline has been put ahead of their health, safety and environment. The Pipe is a story of an Irish community tragically divided, and how they deal with a pipe that could bring economic prosperity or destruction of a way of life forever.
Film Website: www.thepipethefilm.com
Sunday, March 17th
12:00 HIS AND HERS (See listing above.)
Note: The scheduled film "Dreaming The Quiet Man" is not available to screen at this time.
3:30PM THE SECRET of KELLS (72mins)
Director: Tomm Moore
Running Time: 72mins
The Secret of Kells is a magical animated classic that tells the story of Brendan, a young monk whose life is changed forever when he is initiated into the secrets of the Book of Kells and embarks on an extraordinary adventure, meeting fearsome monsters, vikings, and a serpent god along the way!.
We are grateful to the Irish Heritage Club, Culture Ireland and the Irish Film Institute for their ongoing support of the Irish Film Festival.
Many of the films in this program have been brought to you in association with The Irish Film Institute's (IFI) Reel Ireland Programme. Through, Reel Ireland, the IFI works with international programmers of Irish film events to give audiences everywhere acess to the best of Irish cinema.
For further information please visit www.reelireland.ie
Last Updated | Mar. 11th, 2013 | CC