A Date For Mad Mary
New York Premiere
Presented in Partnership with ClexaCon
Dir: Darren Thornton, Ireland, 2016, 82 mins
Mary’s charms are undeniable in this Irish coming-of-age portrayal of the angsty path from youth to womanhood. Mary has just been released from a six-month prison stint for a drunken bar fight. Her best friend Charlene is now getting married and wants to keep Mary at a distance, alienating her from their circle of friends. An encounter with a queer musician changes Mary’s perspective and awakens her romantic spirit. Filmmaker Darren Thornton’s first feature is warm and instantly relatable.
Writer: Colin Thornton, Darren Thornton
Cast: Seána Kerslake, Tara Lee, Charleigh Bailey
Dir: Ben Lewis, Canada, 2016, 19 mins
After a two-year absence and a recent stint in rehab, Fran (Emmy-winner Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black) returns to make amends with the girlfriend and the brother she left behind.