PATRICK’S DAY to Screen at Palm Springs International Film Festival
Terry McMahon’s eagerly anticipated PATRICK’S DAY will continue its hugely successful festival run with a screening at the Palm Springs International Film Festival this Friday January 9th and Saturday January 10th. Both Terry and star of the film Moe Dunford will travel to the prestigious festival this week.
Here’s how the festival programme describes PATRICK’S DAY:
“This labyrinthine tale explores the push/pull between Patrick, a likeable young man with schizophrenia, and his fiercely protective mother, a determined, driven woman who only has his best interests at heart… or does she? Separated during their annual sojourn to the St. Patrick’s Day parade, 26-year-old virgin Patrick heads back to the hotel alone and is waylaid by an enigmatic young woman, Karen, while his frantic mother reports him as missing. Morning comes, and when Maura discovers her son spent the night with the young woman – a night which kindles a romantic yearning in him that had previously been kept at bay – she sets a plan in motion that will have unforeseen consequences for all involved. Boasting riveting performances by Moe Dunford (Game of Thrones) as the afflicted young Patrick, and the brilliant Kerry Fox as Patrick’s dragon lady mother, this audacious love story from writer/director Terry McMahon provocatively explores issues ranging from the treatment afforded the mentally challenged to the question of when parental love becomes a destructive force. Exceptional cinema in every way, this is an emotionally engrossing story unlike anything else you’re likely to see this year.”
The full list of accolades that the Moe Dunford-starring film has picked up is too lengthy to list at this point, but it includes the Audience Award at the Cork Film Festival, Best Irish Feature at the Galway Film Fleadh, Editing and Cinematography awards at the Woodstock Film Festival, and the Directors Guild of America Finders Series Award 2014.
Star Dunford has also been selected for the prestigious EFP Shooting Star Award, which he will be presented with at next month’s Berlin International Film Festival.
The Palm Springs International Film Festival and the Palm Springs International ShortFest are presented under the auspices of the Palm Springs International Film Society and manifest the organization’s mission by nurturing and encouraging new filmmaking talent, honoring the great masters of world cinema and providing audiences with a unique opportunity to engage in an appreciation of and a dialogue about the art of cinema as it is represented around the world.
The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival runs from the 2nd to 12th January 2015.
PATRICK’S DAY will be released in Irish cinemas on the 6th of February 2015