Welcome to the Seattle Irish Reels Film Festival 2016. Now in our nineteenth year we are delighted to bring you another wonderful collection of refreshing and exciting new works in Irish cinema. Thanks to all who came out and joined us for our March Program at the Seattle Center.

Join us as we kick off a weekend of Irish film on Friday night, October 7th, at 6:00pm at the SIFF Film Center with an Opening Night Gala Reception co-hosted by Irish Network Seattle.

At 7:30pm our feature presentation is Simon Fitzmaurice's My Name is Emily. A beautifully crafted, visually stunning and moving coming of age story the film features Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter), Michael Smiley (The Lobster, Kill List, A Field in England) and newcomer George Webster (City of Dreamers, Blood Moon) and boasts an amazing soundtrack.

Saturday night's feature presentation is the compelling new film from director Rebecca Daly (The Other Side of Sleep). Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2016 Mammal (starring Oscar nominted Rachel Grifiths) is the story of a woman who has lost her son and develops an unorthodox relationship with a homeless youth. Our closing night film is Mark Noonan's You're Ugly Too A young girl Stacey (Lauren Kinsella) and her mysterious uncle Will (Aiden Gillan - Game of Thrones) set off into the midlands to build a future life together.

The weekend festival also features two Special Senior Presentations. On Saturday Alex Fagen's Older Than Ireland tells the story of a hundred years of a life as seen through the eyes of thirty Irish men and women aged 100 or over, and on Sunday A Doctor's Sword follow a family’s journey to Japan to uncover the origin of the Japanese Samurai sword which now resides in MacCarthy’s Bar in Castletownbere.
Award winning documentaries Atlantic , (Risteard O'Domhnaill's follow up to THE PIPE), narrated by Brendan Gleason and filmed in some of the most remote and breathtaking locations in the North Atlantic and Mark Cousin's I am Belfast a heartfelt poetic depiction of Belfast and its citizens, complete our doumentry program.

Check out the complete program of new and award winning shorts, documentaries and features and get your tickets today!

Festival passes and individual tickets can be purchased through SIFF Film Center from September 26th and at the box office 30 minutes before each show time.

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