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Four Irish Titles Screening in Tribeca
20 Apr 2018 :
Irish short 'Hey Ronnie Reagan'
Three Irish shorts screen and 'Mary Shelley' at the prestigious New York festival which starts this week

Tribeca starts this week, and three Irish shorts are screening at the prestigious festival in New York.

Steve Kenny's 'Time Traveller', Louise Bagnall's 'Late Afternoon' and Maurice O'Brien's 'Hey Ronnie Regan' all screen in the shorts programmes, and 'Mary Shelley', (Parallel Films) directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour also screen at the New York festival. 

As published on the www.irishfilmboard.ie site, ‘Time Traveller’ directed by Steve Kenny, produced by Collie McCarthy, and starring Barry Ward, sees a Back To The Future-obsessed boy striving to finish building his own DeLorean replica before his family are evicted from their halting site. The film, which is part of the IFB’s Focus Short strand of short films, received its world premiere earlier this year at the Galway Film Fleadh, and was awarded Best Irish Short at the Foyle Film Festival’s Light in Motion awards in Derry last November. Time Traveller will receive its New York premiere at Tribeca, featuring in the Make or Break section of the festival.

'Late Afternoon', written and directed by Louise Bagnall, follows an elderly woman as she drifts back through her memories, existing between two states — the past and the present. The film will receive its New York premiere at Tribeca, screening as part of a special animation programme curated by Whoopi Goldberg.

Starring Fionnula Flanagan, 'Late Afternoon' is produced by Nuria González Blanco for Cartoon Saloon. The short won Best Animated Sequence in a Short Film at last year’s Galway Film Fleadh and most recently took home the IFTA for Best Animated Short.

'Hey Ronnie Reagan', directed by Maurice O’Brien and produced by Daniel Hegarty, will receive its international premiere at Tribeca and will screen at the Home Sweet Home strand of the festival. In 1984 a tiny anonymous Tipperary village was thrust in to the world’s spotlight when US President Ronald Reagan arrived to visit his ancestral home. It was said that Ballyporeen would never be the same again.

'Mary Shelley', an Ireland/UK/Luxembourg will screen in Competition at Tribeca, will screen in the festival’s Spotlight Narrative strand. Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour, Mary Shelley examines the life of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin; the author of one of the world’s most famous books — Frankenstein. The film follows Wollstonecraft’s fiery and tempestuous relationship with the poet Percy Shelley, recounting how the two eloped to Lake Geneva, where, in Lord Byron’s house, Mary gives birth to Frankenstein’s Monster. It is brilliant, but women don’t write books and publishers won’t print them. Mary must now fight for her creature and identity, all at the age of eighteen.

An Ireland/UK/Luxembourg production, (Alan Moloney and Ruth Coady at Parallel Films), Amy Baer at Gidden Media in co-production with Juliette Films, 'Mary Shelley' features an all-star cast including Elle Fanning, Douglas Booth and Tom Sturridge and will receive its US premiere at Tribeca.

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