After ’16 (Irish Film Board / Bord Scannán na hÉireann)

Sat 9 July /Radisson Blu Hotel / 18.00
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After ’16 is a creative response by Irish filmmakers to the events of Easter 1916. This collection of nine short films is a mixture of live action, animation and documentary, telling stories from the eve of the Rising all the way to the Troubles in 1970s Northern Ireland and beyond.

A Terrible Hullabalo

A Terrible Hullabaloo

At 14 years of age, Vinny Byrne found himself fighting for Ireland in the 1916 Rising. An 80-year-old Vinny now reminisces on his time with the Volunteers.
Director Ben O’Connor
Producer Bob Gallagher

A Father’s Letter

On the eve of Michael Mallin’s execution on May 7th 1916, his 2-year -old son Joseph was brought to see him in Kilmainham Gaol. That night his father wrote a letter that would change Joseph’s life forever.
Director Joe Dolan
Producer Niamh Heery

My Life for Ireland

Dublin, 1916: Owen, a young Irish patriot, wants to join Padraig Pearse’s rebels in their fight for freedom.
Director Kieron J. Walsh
Producers Damien O’Donnell, Emmaline Dowling

Granite and Chalk

As rebels planned the 1916 Easter Rising, they were watched by two spies code-named Granite and Chalk. This documentary tells their story.
Director Patrick Hodgins
Producer Naomi O’Leary

Goodbye Darling

Goodbye Darling is one day in the enduring love story of Irish Volunteer Michael Joseph O’Rahilly and his wife Nancy. A concerned Nancy seeks comfort through playing the piano, unaware that her husband is leaving the beleaguered G.P.O. to lead the charge that will ultimately claim his life.

Director Maria-Elena Doyle
Producers Deirdre Levins, Fiona Kinsella

Baring Arms

There are many ways to commemorate the Rising. Only one involves bloodshed.
Director  Colm Quinn
Producer David Clarke

The Cherishing

When The Rising starts the local sweet shops are the first to be looted. Noel and Tom race off and leave their mothers and sisters at home.
Director Dave Tynan
Producer Dave Leahy

Mr. Yeats & the Beastly Coins

In 1926 the Free State government invited poet W.B.Yeats to chair the design committe for a new coinage for the new state.
Directors Ann Marie Hourihane, Laura McNicholas
Producers Ann Marie Hourihane, Laura McNicholas

The Party

Belfast, 1972: Laurence welcomes his cousin and man-on-the-run Mickey to a party of drinking, dancing and love.
Director Andrea Harkin
Producers Farah Abushwesha, Emmet Fleming