Irish Film DocFestTimes: 3pm: Kíla: Pota Óir; 4:30pm: The Farthest; 7:30pm: In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America Location: Delancey Screening Room, 600 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
Celebrating the Irish DNA (Diverse New Areas) of Irish film, this year’s program features three critically-acclaimed, Irish-made documentaries that examine a variety of compelling real-life stories of culture, science and civil rights.
Kicking off this year’s DocFest at 3pm will be ‘Kila: Pota Óir’, a film about respected Irish band Kila, known for their unique sound which merges trad and folk with a modern twist. A mesmerizing musical journey directed by Anthony White, the film takes an intimate look at one of Ireland’s greatest live acts with footage from Dublin’s beloved Whelan’s and the esteemed Cambridge Folk Festival, candid interviews and intimate backstage moments.
Next up, the awe-inspiring film, ‘The Farthest’ by the Emmy-nominated documentary director and feature film editor Emer Reynolds will take center stage. Detailing Voyager spacecraft’s historic mission to explore the outermost reaches of the galaxy, the film has already won multiple awards and praise around the globe. A Q&A with Bay Area participants in the film will follow the 4.30pm screening.
Finally, director and author Maurice Fitzpatrick’s powerful story, ‘In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America,’ will close this year’s event at 7.30pm. The Cavan-born filmmaker will discuss his work with Robert O’Driscoll, Consulate General of Ireland to the Western United States, directly afterwards.
Festival pass – $36/$30 All Access for Members of Irish-American Crossroads. Promo Code: CIF2018 (Limited Availability)
3pm: Kila – Pota Oir $15 $12 for Members of Irish-American Crossroads. Promo Code: CIF2018 (Limited Availability)
The Farthest – $15 $12 for Members of Irish-American Crossroads. Promo Code: CIF2018 (Limited Availability)
7.30pm In the name of peace – John Hume in America $15