On Friday, September 20, 2019, The Richard Harris International Film Festival presented a night of screenings of nominees and winning films from #RHIFF2018 to celebrate Culture Night at 101 O’Connell Street, Limerick.
M.A.M.O.N. – Directed by ALEJANDRO DAMIANI
A wonderfully tongue in cheek animation from Uruguay and filmed in Mexico – While Donald Trump is undergoing heart surgery, a portal to another reality opens. Latinos start falling from the sky to the desert, on the Mexico – US border, divided by an enormous wall. An hilarious war breaks between a Trump-like mecha robot and several stereotypical Mexican Latinos.
VEGETABLE – Written and Directed by Mícheál Fleming
After God knows how long, a desperate trio of undead are left with no choice but to chomp on some vegetables to give some form of sustenance.
HOLD THE LINE – from Limerick born writer, director Laura O’Shea & Karen Killeen.
Having won at many festivals since screening at RHIFF18 this beautifully written and acted film tells the story of one particular conversation a call centre employee will never forget.
SASHA OF THE SEA written and directed by Sammy Nutt and written by Maire Campbell.
Growing up along the rugged coastline of Northern Ireland, all young Sasha wants is to spend her days on the water. However her fondness for the sea is tested when her father goes missinG.
PERNICIO – Written and Directed by Dave Fox, produced by Laura Gaynor.
In this futuristic dark comedy, a young man explores his attitude towards life and death when his suicide plans are interrupted.
CARONTE – From Spanish Director and Writer
Debbie is rude with her own family. But after a dramatic car accident, she starts to regret about the way she behaved with them. Unexpectedly, Debbie’s story connects with Arsys’s, an experienced military and space fighter pilot
TOAST – Written and Directed by Aaron Moloney.
A tired, hungry but determined man tries to make some toast, with one major obstacle blocking his path.
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND PLAYED AT MY HIGH SCHOOL – Directed by Anthony Jannelli and Robert Pietri
This animated documentary is the story of the Velvet Underground’s disastrous first public performance. While on stage for merely 20 minutes, The Velvet Underground performed three songs: ‘There She Goes’, ‘Venus in Furs’, and ‘Heroin’. The Summit High School audience responded with, as a band member recalled in 1983, a ‘murmur of surprise that greeted the appearance’ that ‘increased to a roar of disbelief as the band started to play’ which’swelled to a mighty howl of outrage and bewilderment…’ Half the audience walked out..
WOMEN’S CHRISTMAS NIGHT – Written and Directed by Oonagh Kearney.
A highly visual and feminist response to Séan Ó’Riordáin’s famous Irish language poem.
AND MANY MORE…