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Irish Talent: New Shorts 6 (Fiction)
10:00 | THT | €10 / €9 | Regular Ticket
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This programme of live action shorts explores themes of avoidance and escapism Featuring films from both new and established directors. A programme hosting home-grown Irish talent and international co-productions from the United Kingdom and United States.

Age rating: PG

Irish Talent: New Shorts 7 (Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland World Premieres)
11:45 | THT | €10 / €9 | Regular Ticket
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Fís Eireann/Screen Ireland (FE/SI) is proud to present the World Premiere of an exciting selection of new Irish short films funded under the agency's Frameworks and Short Stories schemes The Frameworks projects included in this line-up are co-funded by FE/SI and RTE.

Age rating: 15

The Little Mermaid
12:00 | Pálás 1 | €10 / €9 | Regular Ticket
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In honour of its 30th Anniversary, Galway Film Fleadh and Disney are bringing the official Sing-Along version of THE LITTLE MERMAID to the big screen! This much-loved animated classic is a favourite for audiences of all ages and undoubtedly one of the most celebrated animated films of all time. Join Ariel, a beautiful, fun-loving, mischievous mermaid, on the adventure of a lifetime with her best friend, the adorable Flounder, and reggae-singing Caribbean crab Sebastian. It will take all of her courage and determination to make her dreams come true. Dive into a world of fun, music and adventure. Sing along with your favourite characters in this very special event and if unsure of the words, just follow the lyrics on the screen. Fancy dress is encouraged so book and start planning now.

How do films construct meaning?
12:00 | Pálás 2 | €10
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Paris, Texas: A Closer Look
With Boyd Van Hoeij

How do films construct meaning through the use of images, sounds and editing? What is the role of dialogue, costumes or production design? Through close analysis of several scenes from Wim Wenders' Paris, Texas, The Hollywood Reporter film critic Boyd van Hoeij will work with the audience to try and uncover how and why films make you feel the way they do.

Note: Previous familiarity with Paris, Texas isn't required; just a healthy dose of curiosity.

Stage: The Culinary Internship
12:15 | Pálás 3 | €15 / €14
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If someone asked you to work for them for free for nine months, what would you say? For thousands of aspiring chefs, it’s a no-brainer. The opportunity to intern at a Michelin starred restaurant is not just a privilege but a compulsion. Stage: The Culinary Internship reveals a thrilling, unprecedented and fresh look into a crucial part of the Michelin chef hierarchy, the bottom.

Best Before Death
13:30 | THT | €15 / €14 | Q&A Ticket
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Following artist Bill Drummond over two years of his 12-year World Tour. At work in Kolkata, India, and in Lexington, North Carolina, doing his self-imposed ‘work’ – building beds, baking cakes, making soup, shining shoes – to the variously amused, perplexed or annoyed reactions of those around him.

Bojayá: Caught In The Crossfire
13:45 | Pálás 1 | €15 / €14 | Q&A Ticket
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The 2002 Bojayá massacre was and remains one of the worst mass atrocities in Colombia’s 50-year-long conflict. The victims were never to be properly identified. As a result, Leyner, a community leader and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, decided to become a lawyer to fight for his people’s rights. Through capturing Leyner’s obstacle-filled quest in real time, a fascinating perspective emerges on the unfolding history of Colombia.

Critics Are Fans Too!
14:00 | Galway Rowing Club | FREE
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This panel seeks to investigate the status of critical engagement with cinema in 2019. What counts as good criticism and where do people look for it? Increasingly audiences’ perceived ownership of texts has resulted in toxic relationships between film fans and those who criticise them . Is the internet democratising critical evaluation or has outrage culture made it impossible to put forth good critical arguments?

Fire Lily
14:15 | Pálás 2 | €10 / €9
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Launched to national critical success in Estonia, Maria Avdjushko’s debut feature tells a psychological and thrilling story of Pia, an ophthalmologist, trying to find a way forward after a childless marriage has ended. Simultaneously, strange things start to happen and it seems that something out-of-this-world is trying to protect her. Her deepest wish materialises, but not quite in the way she imagined it. Should we be careful about what we wish for?

World Shorts: Programme 4
14:30 | Pálás 3 | €10 / €9 | Regular Ticket
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Launched to national critical success in Estonia, Maria Avdjushko’s debut feature tells a psychological and thrilling story of Pia, an ophthalmologist, trying to find a way forward after a childless marriage has ended. Simultaneously, strange things start to happen and it seems that something out-of-this-world is trying to protect her. Her deepest wish materialises, but not quite in the way she imagined it. Should we be careful about what we wish for?

Jihad Jane
15:30 | THT | €15 / €14 | Q&A Ticket
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In March 2010, two American women, including one called ‘jihad Jane’, were caught in a number of high-profile arrests, which were trumpeted by the US attorney’s office as ‘the new face on terror’. Facing huge jail sentences, the two women pleaded guilty but now for the first time ever, with unprecedented access, Jihad Jane tells the story of the most absurd terror cell ever to come together. The film captures post 9-11 America and what emerges is a touching and haunting portrait of not only a damaged terror cell but the country and world that they emerged from.

Countdown to 5050 x 2020: Where are we now?
15:30 | Galway Rowing Club | FREE
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A panel discussion on the ongoing work for gender equality in the Irish film/TV industry. Is 5050x2020 a real possibility or an empty slogan? What’s your experience? Join us and let us know. Ask the questions you’re been wondering about. Organised jointly by the Equality Action Committee (EAC) of the Writers Guild & Screen Directors Guild and Women in Film and Television Ireland. Panel includes: Stephanie Comey – Senior Manager Policy, BAI Dr Annie Doona - Chair Screen Ireland Will Fitzgerald – Programmer, Galway Film Fleadh Liz Gill - Producer/ Writer/Director Moderator - Dr Susan Liddy Chair EAC; Chair WFT. Drinks reception afterwards - all welcome! With a drink on the house for WFT / WGI/SDGI members. Not a member yet? No problem - join now or membership is open on the day! http://script.ie/ http://www.sdgi.ie/ https://wft.ie/

Ghost Tropic
15:45 | Pálás 1 | €10 / €9 | Regular Ticket
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After a long day at work, 58-year-old Khadija falls asleep on the last subway train. When she wakes up at the end of the line, she has no choice but to make her way home on foot. On her nocturnal journey she finds herself compelled to ask for and give help to the other inhabitants of the night.

The Gleaners & I
16:00 | Pálás 2 | €10 / €9 | Regular Ticket
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An intimate, picaresque inquiry into French life as lived by the country’s poor and its provident, as well as by the film’s own director, Agnès Varda. Varda films and interviews gleaners in France in all forms, from those picking fields after the harvest to those scouring the dumpsters of Paris

The River
16:20 | Pálás 3 | €10 / €9 | Regular Ticket
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An immersive family portrait which tells the story of five young brothers who lead secluded lives under the strict watch of their controlling father, until the boys’ accidental discovery of the modern world threatens their way of life. When Kanat, an unknown cousin, unexpectedly arrives at the village, the structured life of the family begins to fall apart for good.

Driveways
17:30 | Pálás 1 | €15 / €14 | Q&A Ticket
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Cody’s summer begins with a road trip. Accompanying his mother Kathy to his late aunts house. While his mother is busy cleaning, the almost nine-yearold has to pass the time on his own in the unfamiliar neighbourhood. His first encounter is with Del, a loveable 83-year-old grouch from next door. So begins a very special friendship.

A Bump Along The Way
17:45 | THT | €15 / €14 | Q&A Ticket
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Bronagh Gallagher and Lola Petticrew play fun-loving, single mum Pamela and her uptight daughter, Allegra. Fifteen-year-old Allegra is constantly embarrassed by her mother’s immaturity, her dead-end job at the bakery and her lifestyle, encouraged by fasttalking best friend Aisling (Mary Moulds). But Pamela’s fed up too, having put her life on hold to raise her disapproving daughter. When Pamela becomes unexpectedly pregnant, the relationship between mother and daughter is tested as the two navigate the upheavals of pregnancy and teenage hormones, driving Pamela and Allegra to a new understanding and appreciation of each other along the way.

Watergate - Or: How We Learned To Stop An Out Of Control President Part 1
17:45 | Pálás 2 | €10 / €9 | Regular Ticket
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Watergate tells, for the first time, the entire story of the Watergate scandal, from the first troubling signs in Richard Nixon’s presidency to Nixon’s resignation and beyond. Surprisingly, despite many excellent books and documentaries, the story of the Watergate scandal has never before been told in a truly comprehensive way. Crucially, the film also situates Watergate in the context of all the issues it raised – many of which, of course, now resonate powerfully with current events

J.R. "Bob" Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius
18:30 | Pálás 3 | €15 / €14 | Q&A Ticket
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What started out as an inside joke amongst two self-proclaimed weirdos in Ft. Worth, Texas, soon becomes much more than they bargained for. Out of work pals Douglass St. Clair Smith and Steve Wilcox invent a new religion and create what becomes known as Pamplet #1. Creatives find inspiration in the Church, which begins to influence the work of musicians David Byrne and DEVO’s Mark Mothersbaugh and Jerry Casale, as well as filmmakers Richard Linklater and Jonathan Demme. Now, nearly forty years after its conception, founders Stang and Drummond drop character for the first time and reveal the deep truths behind the Church

The Best Of Dorien B.
19:15 | Pálás 1 | €15 / €14 | Q&A Ticket
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Time: 19:15

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Dorien has everything to be happy: a successful husband, two adorable children and a booming veterinary practice. One day, everything falls apart. She discovers her mother’s long-running love affair, her husband appears to be very close to a colleague, and she has this lump in her breast. Dorien realizes it’s time to make some changes. The Best of Dorien B. is a comedy-drama about a woman who rediscovers herself amid chaos.

Extra Ordinary
20:00 | THT | SOLD OUT | Q&A Ticket
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Rose is a sweet, lonely driving instructor with supernatural abilities called ‘The Talents’ that allow her to communicate with spirits. Rose has a love/ hate relationship with her gifts and ignores the community’s requests to investigate bizarre happenings in town. When widower Martin, haunted by his nagging ex-wife Bonnie, contacts her for help she has to at least consider the job. Meanwhile, aging rock star Christian Winter has a sinister plan for success – virgin sacrifice. This hilarious must-see comedy is filled with twists, turns, hilarity, exorcisms and haunted wheelie bins.

Every Night's A Saturday Night
20:15 | Pálás 2 | €12 / €11 | Regular Ticket
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"Best friends with guitarist Keith Richards and considered the 6th Stone, Bobby Keys is best rock’n’roll saxophonist in the world. He is best known for his work with, among others, The Rolling Stones, John Lennon, Joe Cocker, Eric Clapton and an endless number of Texas musicians who are featured in the film, including Joe Ely. Keys is recognised famously for his work on Brown Sugar and the album Exile on Main Street. Bobby’s story of a small town Texas kid who knew Buddy Holly, found the road out of town through music, played with Elvis and Donovan, achieved rock’n’roll stardom with The Stones only to crash and burn before a comeback again with the band has resonated. "

Domingo
20:30 | Pálás 3 | €12 / €11 | Regular Ticket
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January, 2003. As Brazil celebrates President Lula’s historic investiture, two middle-class provincial families from Rio Grande do Sul gather in an old, poorly-maintained house, family secrets and frustrations. Domingo could be a day like any other, a sweet and peaceful day. But the changes promised to the Brazilian people by the new president deeply worry Laura, the family matriarch.

Adam
21:45 | Pálás 1 | €15 / €14 | Q&A Ticket
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When Adam tags along to a marriage-equality march, he sees the beautiful, savvy Gillian, and is instantly smitten. Gillian mistakes Adam’s gender identity, and he can’t quite bring himself to correct her error as the two grow closer. Before long, what started as a simple misunderstanding evolves into a comedy of errors that shows how out of his depth Adam truly is.

Dead Man
22:00 | Pálás 2 | €12 / €11 | Regular Ticket
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On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange Native American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.

Heyday: The Mic Christopher Story
22:30 | THT | €15 / €14 | Q&A Ticket
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One of Ireland’s great musical talents finds his body shattered by a road accident. After a miraculous recovery, he is reborn, transformed, and in his last year inspires his friends onto greatness. Mic Christopher was an enormous musical talent who since his death in 2001, remains largely unknown outside of Ireland. This story charts Mic Christopher’s rise, fall, rebirth, and legacy – how he leads his wide circle of friends (an entire generation of Irish musicians ) onto fame, success and new artistic highs.

Told through the eyes of these friends (including Oscar-winner Glen Hansard, writer/actor Sharon Horgan, Mike Scott of The Waterboys, Bronagh Gallagher, Josh Ritter, Lisa Hannigan, Rónán Ó’Snodaigh, and others), this epic story of extraordinary music and friendship will both touch and inspire.

Smile
22:30 | Pálás 3 | €12 / €11 | Regular Ticket
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Nineteen-year-old Mercedes is drifting rather aimlessly through life. She has one big dream, to go to the legendary electronic music festival Heimat. There, she is not only searching for friendships and life-changing experiences, she also wants to meet Boy, a DJ that she has been chatting with on Facebook. Her journey takes an ominous turn when a festival employee offers her a ubiquitous happy pills. Mercedes has to confront the sinister forces at work beneath the surface of this seemingly utopian world. She has to fight not only for her freedom, but also for her identity.

 
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