Patrick's Day


Sequoia 1 Sun, Oct 5, 2014 8:00 PM
Rafael 2 Tue, Oct 7, 2014 8:00 PM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Running Time:97
Director:Terry McMahon
Producer:Tim Palmer
Screenwriter:Terry McMahon
Cinematographer:Michael Lavelle
Editor:Emer Reynolds
Cast:Moe Dunford
Kerry Fox
Philip Jackson
Catherine Walker
Note Writer:Leah LoSchiavo


Superior performances from leads Moe Dunford, Kerry Fox (Friends, MVFF 1993, Fanny and Elvis, MVFF 1999), and Catherine Walker infuse Terry McMahon’s second feature with a keen empathy for all facets of an off-kilter love triangle. Patrick and Maura, his mother, celebrate his 26th birthday in their annual ritual, an outing to the St. Paddy’s Day parade. After the two get separated in the holiday melee, Patrick’s chance encounter with Karen, a flight attendant who’s made an irrevocable decision about her life, takes off over a slow dissolve of drinks, laughs, and hotel room keys. The guileless Patrick is not only a virgin, but also a schizophrenic, and their one-night interlude—for him, anyway—becomes an epic love affair that his controlling mother will do anything to derail. Ultimately, everyone grapples with their own demons in Terry McMahon’s powerful exploration of the need for love and the desire for control.


Additional Information

Writer-Director Terry McMahon’s controversial debut 'Charlie Casanova.' won 'Best First Feature' at The 23rd Galway Film Fleadh and was distributed by Studio Canal. His follow up 'Patrick's Day' has just won‘Best Film’ at The 26th Galway Film Fleadh. McMahon’s next feature, the scabrously black romantic-comedy 'Oliver Twisted' is being developed with producer Tim Palmer and The Irish Film Board. Winner of the RKO Pictures Hartley-Merrill Screenwriting Award in Cannes and the Tiernan MacBride Screenwriting Award, McMahon has lectured on screenwriting and acting in Trinity College Dublin, IADT, UCD, The John Huston Film School and The Casa del Cinema in Rome.