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Ninth Annual Cinegael Film Festival

Presented by riverrun and Cinegael Buffalo

Friday, June 1, 2012, 2–10 pm

Still from The Shore, 2011, featuring (from left) Ciaran Hinds and Kerry Condon.

FREE for Members
$5 for non-members

Celebrate the best in Irish filmmaking with films throughout the afternoon and evening.

2 pm
What We Leave in our Wake, 2010
Directed by Pat Collins; nominated for the 2011 IFTA Feature Documentary Award; 70 minutes

What We Leave in Our Wake is a filmic essay which unfolds as a series of conversations on Ireland, exploring themes such as emigration, mythology, consumerism, socialism, the place of the church in Irish life, the central role of land in Irish history and the sense of a civic society. 

3:30 pm
Noreen, 2010
Directed by Domhnall Gleeson, with Brendan Gleeson; IFTA Nominee, Best Short Film 2011; 18 minutes

Two policemen learn life lessons on a house-call in rural Ireland. Frank is young and heartbroken. Con is middle-aged and weary. They’re both alone. They’re both idiots. 

4 pm
Bill Cunningham New York, 2010
Directed by Richard Press; Best Documentary, Sydney, Nantucket, Abu Dhabi, Melbourne film festivals; 84 minutes

The “Bill” in question is 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the Times Style section in his columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours.”

7:15 pm
The Shore, 2011
Directed by Terry George, with Ciaran Hinds; 2012 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short; 29 minutes

The Shore is the inspiring story of two boyhood best friends—Joe and Paddy—divided by twenty-five years of misunderstanding. Their world and their friendship is shattered by the conflict escalating in Northern Ireland, the two boys’ lives take very different paths until, twenty-five years later, Joe returns for the first time to his homeland. 

7:45 pm
Pentecost, 2011
Directed by Peter McDonald; nominated for 2012 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short; 11 minutes

When Damian is forced to serve as an altar boy at an important mass in his local parish he faces a difficult choice: conform to the status quo or serve an extended ban from his passion in life . . . football. 

8 pm
Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey, 2011
Directed by Lelia Doolan; 88 minutes

The story of Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, the electrifying “Irish Joan of Arc,” “Castro in a mini-skirt,” youngest woman ever elected to the House of Commons at age twenty-one in 1969. Told with extensive, remarkable archival footage, especially from 1969–1981. 

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