In honor of Ireland’s pagan goddess and only female patron saint, Brigid, and the announcement of a new St. Brigid’s Day national holiday, Irish Screen America is hosting a selection of free online screenings of celebrated films by five contemporary Irish women filmmakers.
The program, Through the Eyes of Women/Trí Shúile na mBan, represents a diverse range of voices, styles and themes centered on the ages of women all presented through the gaze and lens of Irish women filmmakers. The films include the feature 32A directed by Marian Quinn, and a selection of shorts including Stray directed by Sinéad O’Loughlin, Riders To The Sea directed by Orla Walsh, Where Ye From, conceived and written by the artist Ebunoluwa and Starry Night directed by Emma Smith.
The films will be screened starting on St. Brigid’s Day, February 1st in the U.S. and Ireland and feature a panel discussion with the filmmakers. The program is free and will be available for streaming online through 12th February.