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The Craic Fest 2016

craic300The 18th annual Craic Festival of Irish film and music takes place March 3-5, and March 12, 2016.
Each year, festival founder Terrence Mulligan puts together the best in Irish film and music into a series of nights in NYC, and calls it “The Craic”, which is Irish for good times.  The film fest runs March 3-5, with the music on March 12.

This year’s line-up:

 

The Films:

hardy-filmThursday, March 3, 2016
Opening Night

Hardy”
A powerful documentary on Irish female boxer Heather “The Heat” Hardy.
Heather will attend with director Natasha Varma.
$25 advance tix’s include pre-reception from 6-730pm
w. open bar of Castle Brands (Clontar Irish Whiskey) & Stella Artois
The film starts 7:30pm, Q&A to follow
Pre-reception at 6pm-730pm
with Stella Artois, Boru Vodka & Clontarf Irish Whiskey
$20 includes pre-reception and film. [tickets]
at:
Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas
260 W. 23rd St.
New York, NY
bowtiecinemas.com
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brand-irishFriday, March 4, 2016
U.S. Premier of: “Brand Irish”
Shot in the UK, USA (including NYC), China, Australia, Spain, Vietnam and Ireland, the documentary looks at the impact the Irish have had, and are having around the world.  Contributors include: Dara O’Briain, Sharon Corr, Ceclia Ahern, Malachy McCourt, Professor Liam Kennedy, Dr Louis Da Paor, Tim O’Connor, the Mayor of Seattle and Michael D Higgins, President of Ireland to name a few.

$ 20 includes pre-reception with Stella Artois & Castle Brands: Boru Vodka &
Clontarf Irish Whiskey. [tickets]
at:
Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas
260 W. 23rd St.
New York, NY
bowtiecinemas.com
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the-lobsterSaturday, March 5, 2016
Closing Night Gala
NY premier of the Lobster

starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz

$25 includes pre-reception and the film. [tickets]

pre-reception: 6pm
film starts 7:30pm
at:
Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas
260 W. 23rd St.
New York, NY
bowtiecinemas.com


Kids Film Fleadh at the Craicfest
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Three Part Event: Irish Storytelling, Irish Step dancers and Best of Irish short films under one roof

Free goodie bags for the kids. Free tea and Irish scones in the filmmaker lounge.
$10 for kids & adults. (KIDS ages 4 & up) [tickets]
at:
Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas
260 W. 23rd St.
New York, NY


Saturday, March 5, 2016
LGBT Brunch
LGBT Bloody Mary Brunch with Boru bloody Marys & bagels followed by the NY premier of VIVA. Brunch 1pm. Film starts 3pm.
Viva is powerful story set in Havana about an aspiring drag queen performer.
Directed by Irish filmmaker Paddy Breathnach & written by Mark O’Halloran.
$20 includes brunch & screening [tickets]
at:
The filmmaker lounge
Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas
260 W. 23rd St.
New York, NY


The Music:

The Rubberbandits

Rubberbandits

Saturday, March 12, 2016
Rubberbandits
The Mighty Stef
Smithy’s Blues Band
The Hundred Hounds

Doors open: 7:30pm
$18 advance / $25 day of show [tickets]
at:
Mercury Lounge
217 E. Houston St. (between Ludlow & Essex St.)
New York, NY
(212) 260-4700
MercuryLoungeNYC.com



More info at Thecraicfest.com

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