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Pat O'Connor, 102 minutes, 1984

In this film that confronted the violence and sectarian divisions in Northern Irish society, a reluctant IRA man struggles to extricate himself from his allegiances when he falls for one of his victims. The IRA man is Cal (John Lynch),…

Calm with Horses

Nick Rowland, 101 minutes, 2019

Douglas ‘Arm’ Armstrong (Cosmo Jarvis) is an enforcer for the Devers, a family of criminals in an Irish seaside town. Quicker with his fists than his wits, Arm had a brief moment of glory when he represented his county in…


John Michael McDonagh, 101 minutes, 2014

Father James Lavelle could be the last good priest in Ireland, a jaded but open-hearted representative of an institution tainted with scandal and waning in influence. His parish in a country town is populated with sceptics and cynics, and when…

Camerimage Festival, Bydgosz, Poland

John Michael McDonagh, 101 minutes, 2014

November 16th – 23rd The 21st annual cinematography festival are honouring Slawomir Idziak with a lifetime achievement award and have selected Love and Rage by Cathal Black to screen as part of the film selection.  They will also screen My…

The Camino Voyage

Dónal Ó Céilleachair, 98 minutes, 2018

A crew of explorers takes to the beloved, sacred Camino de Santiago – not by land but by sea – in this evocative, immersive documentary by director Dónal Ó Ceilleachair (Aisling Gheal, Ó Chúil Aodha go hÓileán Í). The adventurers,…


David Moody, 13 minutes, 2018

A Roma boy attempts to find his footing in a city that does not fully accept him.

The Canal

Ivan Kavanagh, 92 minutes, 2014

Cinema archivist David Williams (Rupert Evans) lives with his wife, Alice (Hannah Hoekstra), and their five-year-old son, Billy (Calum Heath). All seems well until David begins to suspect that Alice is cheating on him. His anxiety is compounded by a…

Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoire (Lament for Arthur Leary)

Bob Quinn, 57 minutes, 1975

Following in the footsteps of James Joyce and Flann O’Brien, Bob Quinn blended postmodern scepticism of official narratives with visions of Irish history in this film. Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoire begins as the story of a group of unruly players…

Capital Irish Film Festival, Washington

Bob Quinn, 57 minutes, 1975

March 17th: Irish Popcorn Series at Solas Nua, in Washington screening of Cartoon Saloon and Sónta’s animated series of Irish Lullabies Anam An Amhráin. December 5th – 8th The Capital Irish Film Festival is run by Solas Nua in Washington…

Capital Irish Film Festival, Washington, U.S.A

Bob Quinn, 57 minutes, 1975

February 2nd - 8th The ninth Capital Irish Film Festival (CIFF) brings some of the best of contemporary Irish film to Washington D.C. This year we have an exciting selection of shorts, narrative features, documentaries and even a special program of beautiful…


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