FREE Screenings at the Seattle Center
Saturday, March 11th & Sunday, March 12th, 2017
TIME: 12:00pm-5:00pm
Venue: The Armory, Loft Suite 2
No tickets required. Come one, come all!

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Saturday, March 11th

12:00pm: Atlantic (75mins)


Director: Risteard O'Donhnaill
Narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Brendan Gleeson, ‘Atlantic’ explores ocean resource mismanagement across Ireland, Norway and Newfoundland (Canada). When traditional fishing communities meet big oil and overfishing, what does the future hold? Filmed in some of the most remote and breathtaking locations in the North Atlantic, and at close quarters with some of the sea’s most captivating characters, Atlantic brings to the fore three very intimate stories from the global resource debate.Trailer

1:30pm: Coming Home (83mins)

Coming Home

Director: Cathal Kenna
'Coming Home' is a feature length documentary following a selection of five Irish emigrants on their journeys as they return to and depart from Ireland. The concept of home and what it means to different people is at the heart of this intimate portrayal of Irish emigrant life. Website and Trailer

3:30pm: A Doctor's Sword (77mins)

A Doctor's Sword

Director: Gary Lennon
'A Doctor's Sword' tells the almost unbelievable tale of a young doctor from Cork (Aidan MacCarthy) who survived some of the most harrowing episodes of the 20th century including evacuation from Dunkirk, almost four years as a Japanese prisoner of war and the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. We follow his family’s journey to Japan to uncover the origin of the Japanese Samurai sword which now resides in MacCarthy’s Bar in Castletownbere, West Cork. Trailer

Sunday, March 12th

12:00pm: A Fanatic Heart: Geldof on Yeats (98mins)

Director: Gerry Hoban
Geldof traces W.B. Yeats’ life, from his earliest family trips to Rosses’ Point in Sligo – which awakened a lifelong love of fairy tales and folklore – via international fame as the poet laureate of an emerging Ireland, to his Nobel Prize and role as Senator in the new Free State. 'A Fanatic Heart' is a captivating tale of mythology, nation-building, insurgency and disillusion – and how one man dreamed an entire country out of the ravages of famine and into a new dawn. With performances of Yeats’ poems by Sting, Noel Gallagher, Edna O’Brien, Bono, Van Morrison, Olivia O’Leary, Liam Neeson, Stephen Fry, Dominic West, Richard E. Grant, Bill Nighy, Anne Enright, Colin Farrell, Ardal O’Hanlon, Shane MacGowan and more. Trailer

2:00pm: Talking To My Father (90mins)

Director: Sé Merry Doyle
Modern architecture in Ireland reached a high point in the early ’60s and one of its most celebrated figures was Robin Walker. Robin studied under Le Corbusier and later worked alongside Mies van der Rohe in Chicago.
A quarter of a century after his death, his son Simon Walker explores the legacy of his father’s work. Sé Merry Doyle allows Walker’s buildings to speak for themselves, taking us with Simon in his search for Robin’s architecture of place. Trailer

4:00pm: TIDES: A History of Lives and Dreams Lost and Found (Some broken) (44mins)

Director: Alessandro Negrini
Despite the end of the conflict, in Northern Ireland there is still a city with two different names: Derry, for Catholics, Londonderry for Protestants. In the middle of the city, flows the river Foyle, which separates them and at the same time act as their border. Narrated from the point of view of the river itself, through dreamlike sequences and archive material made by ordinary people in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s 'TIDES' invites us to discover its story through the voice of the river. Visually moving between past and present times, the River Foyle invites us to reflect on issues that are going beyond its own borders. Website and Trailer.