Irish Film at the Arlington International Film Festival

We are pleased to partner with our friends at the Arlington International Film Festival to co-present three Irish productions. The 8 day festival kicks off October 15 and offers a unique opportunity for cross-cultural education by promoting understanding of the many cultures represented in the town of Arlington and beyond. We've spotlighted our co-presentations below, but be sure to check out the full lineup of fantastic, International films on offer this year at

Thursday, October 15

International Shorts Program

Kendall Square Cinema | 12:00 PM

Featuring 2 Irish Shorts: 


Director: Eoin Duffy | Ireland | 2013 | Animation

A black comedy exploring some of life's common fears: fear of the unknown, fear of failure, fear of rejection and finally the fear of death. Narrated by George Takei and short listed for the 2014 Oscar Short Animation award.

INEZ: A Challenging Woman (33 min) 

Directors: Trevor Birney & Eimhear O'Neill | Ireland | 2014 | Documentary 

Through archival footage, an interview with Inez McCormack herself, and contributions from friends and colleagues such as Hillary Clinton, Mary Robinson and President Michael D. Higgins, this award-winning film explores the life of a remarkable woman who began her career as a civil rights activist in Northern Ireland in 1968 and continued as a passionate and effective advocate of social justice until her death in 2013.

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Monday, October 19

NOVENA (18 min)

Venue TBC | 7:30 PM

Director: Anna Rodgers | Director | Ireland | 2013 | Documentary Novena is an award-winning documentary capturing a rare moment when two people who are gay and lesbian, are invited to give a speech at a Catholic mass in Dundalk, Ireland.

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Director: Alice Dungan Bouvrie | Director | Arlington, MA | 2015 | Documentary

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