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Movie Hooley gets the hat trick this weekend!


a-larks-viewThere’s a hooley brewing in Chicago and today’s Chicago Tribune delivered rave reviews for all three films in the 2nd Annual Irish American Movie Hooley at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street, Chicago.

This Friday night, Sept. 30, 2016, 8PM is the kickoff to The 2nd Annual Irish American Movie Hooley with the Chicago premiere of Kevin Baggott’s comic road movie, BENEATH DISHEVELED STARS at 8PM.

Rick Kogan in the Tribune called STARS “…alternately hilarious, touching, and haunting, the movie is shadowed by a sense of uneasiness that gives it a compelling, can’t-stop-watching tension. More I cannot, will not tell you, but that Baggott will be present for the screening and, after that, an audience discussion and a reception at the Emerald Loop bar a couple blocks away from the Siskel Center at 216 North Wabash.”

Saturday night at 8PM brings A DOCTOR’S SWORD, with producer Bob Jackson in attendance for the screening, which Kogan calls, “among the most amazing movies you’ll ever see.” This screening looks to sell out fast so get your tix now HERE.

Sunday at 5PM the Hooley hosts the Chicago premiere of Aodh O Coileain’s THE LARK’S VIEW, in Irish with English subtitles, which Kogan says “forcefully makes the case for the importance of the survival of the Irish language.”

So three terrific new films with the filmmakers in attendance are on tap this weekend. In hockey they call it that a hat trick!

Join us this weekend for the coming of age of the only Irish American film festival in the world!

Read Rick Kogan’s epic appreciation of all three flicks HERE.

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