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This is Not a Love Song: Short Films

$10 member /
$12 non-member
Free for Young Patrons ($125) members and higher

 

 

This is Not a Love Song: Short Films

Tuesday, February 17 | 7 pm

An evening of love-themed shorts from Ireland and New York City that won’t make you or your partner gag.

Saps be gone! This is not a Valentine’s date, but a journey through the full spectrum of emotions that constitutes what we call “Love”: the thrill and dread that comes with relationships, chance encounters, second thoughts, losing a loved one, and the general ups and downs of love in all its varied forms. Gathered together in this at times heartwarming and gut-wrenching evening, This is Not a Love Song offers an intimate and surprising look at love through the eyes of the award-winning Brokentalkers, Shoot to Kill, OFCLOUDS, and more.

Lineup

Céad Ghrá

Directed by Brian Deane 
Written by Matthew Roche 
Produced by Eamonn Cleary 
Starring Zena Donnelly, Brandon Maher, 
Tadgh Moran, Jordan Roche

Running Time: 12 minutes
The film is in Irish with English subtitles

Céad Ghrá is a nostalgic coming of age story about two best-friends that set out on a quest in pursuit of their first crush.

 

Pull

Written and Directed by Donal Foreman
Cinematography by Piers McGrail 
Starring Keshet Zur

Running Time: 20 minutes

Over one summer day in Dublin, a girl reconnects with old friends, makes new ones and reaches a painful turning point in her most intimate relationship.

 

Loose Ends

Written, Directed, and Animated by Louise Bagnall
Sound Design by Ross Stack
Thanks to Ciaran Duffy, Scott Benson & Eamonn O'Neill & all of Late Night Work Club

Running Time: 2 minutes

After the end of a relationship a woman is slowly moving on with her life.

 

Abacus

Created by Brokentalkers
A collaboration and commission with Upstate Theatre Project

Running Time: 15 minutes

Featuring a community cast of mature citizens ABACUS is a short film that explores the participants' dreams, hopes and fears for the future in a darkly comic way. The film was developed over several months through a process of writing workshops with the participants and artists Feidlim Cannon and Gary Keegan.

 

The Effects of Climate Change on Selkie Migration Patterns

Written and Directed by Ben Smith 
Scored by Ariel Marx 
Narrated by Sean Gormley 
Executive Producer: Cam Vokey 
Director of Photography: Zack Around 
Created by Hustlemilk
Produced by Ted Day, Luke Tilghman and Zack Around
Starring Ryan Pater and Kate Thulin 

Running Time: 4 minutes

This lonely man thinks that playing chess against himself is all there is to life. When he meets a half-woman, half-seal, you won't believe what happens next. 

 

Boy in the Bubble

Narrated by Alan Rickman
Directed by Kealan OʼRourke 
Produced by Brian Willis 
Written by Kealan OʼRourke & Ray Kane 
Associate Producer Stephen Smith 
Music Composed by Niall Byrne  

Running Time: 8 minutes

Rupert, a ten year old boy, falls hopelessly in love for the first time. When it all goes terribly wrong, he wishes never to experience heartache again. Turning to a book of magic, he invokes a spell to shield him from emotion forever.

 

Downpour

Writer and Directed by Claire Dix 
Director of Photography: Piers McGrail 
Edited by Anna Maria O'Flanagan 
Composed by Michael Fleming 
Sound Design by Aza Hand
Produced by Nodlag Houlihan
Starring Cian Barry and Muireann Bird
 
Running Time: 3 1/2 minutes

This short film is a celebration of Irish rain. A bride-to-be recalls pivotal moments in her relationship, that all took place in a shower, a drizzle, or a downpour.

 



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Be the first to see the latest films from Ireland or catch-up on the ones you missed with our diverse film program celebrating the best of Irish film, including U.S. premieres and screenings of independent, contemporary and retrospective films. Dig deeper with post-film talk-backs with directors and casts, enjoy Q&A sessions, panel discussions, meet and greets, special receptions and more.

All films are presented in association with Irish Film Institute (IFI), Ireland's national cultural institution for film.

IFI is supported by Culture Ireland www.ifi.ie/international

 


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