UCD to Host Special Screening of Patrick’s Day and Q&A with Director Terry McMahon
If you missed the critically acclaimed Patrick’s Day at your local cinema, then you still have a chance to see the film on the big screen if you’re in vicinity of University College Dublin next Thursday, as the good people of the UCD Film Society will be hosting a screening of Terry McMahon’s film with the director himself in attendance.
The film stars Moe Dunford as the titular Patrick, a sheltered young man with mental health issues whose life is thrown into turmoil when he falls in love with Karen (Catherine Walker) a troubled air hostess he meets by chance while lost on his birthday. When Patrick’s controlling mother (Kerry Fox) takes drastic steps to keep the two apart, the young man’s precarious existence is thrown into turmoil, with far-reaching consequences for everyone involved.
Terry McMahon’s own experiences working in a psychiatric hospital inspired his deeply-felt screenplay which puts forth a passionate case for the right to intimacy of those who suffer from mental illness. At times angry, but subsumed with moments of quiet tenderness, Patrick’s Day features a breakout turn from Moe Dunford whose visceral performance saw him awarded the prestigious Shooting Star Award at this year’s Berlin Film Festival.
Patrick’s Day will be screened by the UCD Film Society on April 2nd followed by a Q&A with director Terry McMahon. Purchase tickets here.