New Irish cinema in L.A.
by Annika Pham
A selection of new Irish shorts, documentaries and feature films will screen at the famous Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles from 14 March to the St Patrick’s Day celebration on 17 March.
The American Cinematheque which runs the Egyptian Theatre, made its selection based on the scope and depth of Irish filmmaking, and to offer the American film community an opportunity to become more familiar with some of Ireland’s new cinematic voices.
The Irish Film Series, organised in collaboration with the Irish Film Board, will open on Friday 14 March with Sundance’s highly acclaimed Song For a Raggy Boy directed by Aisling Walsh, followed the same evening with Johnny Gogan’s The Mapmaker starring Bryan F.O’Byrne. Other feature films to be premiered include Alan Gilsenan’s The Ghost of Roger Casement, Liz Gill’s Goldfish Memory and The Mystics starring the legendary Milo O.Shea and David Kelly.
A series of ten Irish shorts as well as Kim Bartley and Donnacha O’Brien’s documentary, Chavez: The revolution will not be televised will also be shown as part of the Egyptian Theatre Season.
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