PATRICK’S DAY– Feature Film Project Screening — Only One Showing!Ireland | 2014 | 102 minutes | Not Rated | Drama, Romance
Directed by Terry McMahon
Friday March 13, 2015
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Terry McMahon
Written by Terry McMahon
Edited by Emer Reynolds
Produced by Tim Palmer, Rachel Lysaght
Moe Dunford, Kerry Fox, Philip Jackson, Catherine Walker
Patrick is a warm, open, twenty-six year old virgin schizophrenic. Pills and his mother’s protection mean he is no threat to himself or anyone else. Until he falls in love. The object of his desire, Karen, a suicidal flight attendant, has no idea the intimacy she shares with Patrick might reintroduce her to living. Patrick’s obsessive mother Maura doesn’t realize her own misguided love may be more dangerous than hate. To pull Karen and Patrick apart, she enlists the help of dysfunctional detective Freeman, who will use his position to help her, for a price. A provocative and heart-breaking love story about the right to intimacy for everyone, Patrick’s Day proves, when it comes to love, we’re all a little crazy.
Charles H. Silberstein, MD will facilitate a discussion after the screening.
Charles Silberstein, MD is a psychiatrist on the staff of Martha’s Vineyard Hospital where he has a private practice and consults regularly. Before moving to the Vineyard almost 20 years ago, he ran a treatment program for homeless, mentally ill, addicts at Bellevue and NYU where he was a member of the faculty. Many of his patients at Bellevue suffered from the kind of schizophrenia that Patrick suffered from. He continues to work with people suffering from schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders here on the Vineyard.
“Meet Terry McMahon, an emerging Irish director whose approach and focus are incomparable. The emotional intensity of his work is unlike anything I have ever seen out of Ireland before. . . . McMahon is the director of "Patrick’s Day," a quietly devastating new Irish film about a 26-year-old schizophrenic whose mother becomes enraged when she discovers he’s having an affair. . . . .Ten minutes into McMahon’s new film will confirm he’s one of the most insightful and unrelenting directors Ireland has produced in a generation.”
-Cahir O'Docherty, The Irish Voice
“A stunning and shattering work with a profound sense of truth to it.”
“Very moving. Big emotions. Brilliant acting. The film that I cried most at Edinburgh Film Festival.”
The Feature Film project was conceived by MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival founder Nicholas Mason, who has put together a selection committee comprised of programmers and owners of some of the most prestigious Art House Cinema's in the USA. "The Feature Film Project is about taking unique films like PATRICK'S DAY that have been well-received on the film festival circuit and introducing them to neighborhood cinemas. A nationwide test screening lets the cinema-going public to decide its fate. What these emerging filmmakers need is an audience to see and judge their work. I want to thank the cinemas involved for embracing the concept," says Mason.
Moe Dunford won the European Shooting Star Award At Berlin Film Festival for his performance in PATRICK'S DAY.