We are proud to present some of the most ground breaking and interesting contempoaray films Ireland has to offer. 

QUEEN OF iRELAND (2015) 

Thursday, June 22, 2017.  Opening night raffle to benefit ACR Health and The Q Center. Doors open at 6pm. Film starts at 7pm.

Directed by Conor Horgan, Queen of Ireland, is a wild romping ride of a documentary that follows the captivating drag queen Panti Bliss, as she transcends the role of performer to activist. Part glamorous aunt, part Jessica Rabbit, she is a wittily incisive performer with charisma to burn. Widely regarded as one of the best drag queens in the world, Panti- the creation of Rory O'Neill, became an accidental activist during the referendum campaign for marriage equality, which was passed by popular vote in 2015. In her own words 'a court jester, whose role is to say the un-sayable', Panti dazzles and delights as this documentary shares the tale LGBTQ rights in Ireland, the 2014 scandal around "Pantigate", and Panti becoming a leader in the fight for equality against homophobia in Ireland and across the world.

Thanks for the Great Screening. You helped us raise $170 in the Raffle for ACR Health and the q Center!

 

 

a dATE FOR MAD MARY (2016)

Friday, June 23, 2017. Doors open at 6pm. Film starts at 7pm.

'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 honor. 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. Directed by Darren Thornton, A Date for Mad Mary is a tough and tender story about friendship, first love, and letting go of the glory days.

Thanks for the Great Screening

 

 

iRISH sHORTS

Saturday, June 24, 2017. Shorts start at 2pm. (***If you wish to view the museum before or after screen, admission to the museum is NOT included in you ticket fee and must be purchase separately at the front desk.)

An afternoon of Irish shorts including:

  • The Wild Swan at Coole (2007) Internationally renowned visual artists and film making team Wyllie O Hagan bring a poem of William Butler Yeats to life.
  • Lily (2016) Lily is a girl with a secret, on the cusp of becoming a young woman. With her best friend, the fiercely loyal and flamboyant Simon, she navigates the treacherous waters of school life. When a misunderstanding with the beautiful and popular Violet leads to a vicious attack, Lily is faced with the greatest challenge of her young life. 
  • Yu Ming is Anim Dom (2003) Yu Ming Is Ainm Dom (My Name Is Yu Ming) is the story of a young Chinese man, who is disillusioned with his dead-end job at a supermarket. When the spin of a globe leads him to choose Ireland as the destination for his new life, his further research informs him that the official language of that country is Gaelic. Arriving in Dublin speaking the language, he is puzzled when nobody can understand him. In Irish with English subtitles. 
  • Fáilte: Irish Hospitality in Central New York (2012) Originally made for RTÉ 'How to Be Irish" series, it explores "Irish hospitality" as an essential part of Irish-ness and how it translates to an essential part of being a Central New Yorker.
  • Céad Ghrá (2014) Céad Ghrá (First Love) is the story of two best-friends set off on a quest in pursuit of their first crush. In Irish with English subtitles. 

***Tickets AVAILABLE at the Door Cash or charge***

***Tickets available in advance online till Midnight, June 23 and at the door the day of June 24, cash or charge.***

oLDER THAN iRELAND

Saturday, June 24, 2017. Doors open at 6pm. Film starts at 7pm.

Directed by Alex Fegan, Older Than Ireland is a landmark documentary that tells the story of a hundred years of a life as seen through the eyes of thirty Irish men and women aged 100 or over. Often funny and at times poignant, the film explores each centenarian's journey, from their birth at the dawn of Irish independence to their life as a centenarian in modern day Ireland. Reflecting on such key events as the day they got their first pair of shoes, the thrill of their first kiss, from the magic of their wedding day to the tragic loss of their loved ones, these centenarians have lived through it all. Having witnessed a century of immense social, political and technological change each centenarian has a unique perspective on life and its true meaning. From the oldest Irish person ever on record, 113-year-old (and long time Syracuse, NY resident) Kathleen Snavely to Ireland's oldest man, 108-year-old Luke Dolan we meet a colorful cast of characters, from all walks of life, from the four corners of Ireland.

***Tickets AVAILABLE at the Door Cash or charge***

***Tickets available in advance online till Midnight, June 23 and at the door the day of June 24, cash or charge.***


I’ve never lost a night’s sleep over a fella...
— Bess Nolan from Older than Ireland