Venue: Light House Cinema
Sun 21st Feb 2016
After ‘16 is a once-off shorts initiative to commemorate, celebrate and ruminate on 1916. Commissioned by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, nine short films went into production in the summer of 2015.
ADIFF is delighted to host the World Premieres of these nine new films.
A Father’s Letter DIRECTOR: Joe Dolan / 2016 / Ireland / 14 mins On the eve of his execution on May 7th 1916, Michael Mallin’s two-year-old son Joseph was brought to see him in Kilmainham Gaol. That night, his father wrote a letter that would change Joseph’s life forever.
A Terrible Hullabaloo DIRECTOR: Ben O’Connor / 2016 / Ireland / 10 mins The story of young Vinny Byrne, a fourteen-year-old boy who found himself fighting for Ireland in the Easter Rising.
Baring Arms DIRECTOR: Colm Quinn / 2016 / Ireland / 10 mins There are many ways to commemorate the 1916 Rising, only one involves bloodshed. Goodbye, Darling DIRECTOR: Elena Doyle / 2016 / Ireland / 12 mins Goodbye, Darling is one day in the enduring love story of Irish Volunteer Michael Joseph O’Rahilly and his wife Nancy. Granite and Chalk DIRECTOR: Patrick Hodgins / 2016 / Ireland / 12 mins Delving into declassified British intelligence documents, this documentary tells the story of two spies, codenamed Granite and Chalk, who could have changed Irish history. Mr. Yeats & The Beastly Coins DIRECTORS: Laura McNicholas, Ann Marie Hourihane / 2016 / Ireland / 10 mins Ten years after the Easter Rising, the Free State government asked W.B. Yeats to chair the design committee for creating new coinage for the new state. My Life For Ireland DIRECTOR: Kieron J. Walsh / 2016 / Ireland 14 mins Dublin, Easter 1916. Irish rebel Patrick Pearse leads a revolt to free Ireland from the grips of the British Empire. Owen, a young patriot, wants to join them.
The Cherishing DIRECTOR: Dave Tynan / 2016 / Ireland / 15 mins When The Rising starts the local sweet shops are the first to be looted by Dubliners living in the tenements.
The Party DIRECTOR: Andrea Harkin / 2016 / Ireland / 13 mins Laurence welcomes his friend and man-on-the-run Mickey to a party of drinking, dancing and young love. By morning, reality catches up with them.