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Howard Community College to Hold International Film Festival Nov. 13–17

Festival to Focus on Revolutionary Films from Ireland

Columbia, MD – Howard Community College’s annual International Film Festival will focus on revolutionary films from Ireland November 13–17, 2017. The collection of films, which span the past 30 years, honor past revolutions and examine current shifts in society. Free and open to the public, the festival features daily showings in the college’s Smith Theatre, located in the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Md.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Showings at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Atlantic (2016): Documentary about the two big resources in the North Atlantic, fish and oil, and the impact of their exploitation on the environment in various countries on both sides of the Atlantic. Directed by Risteard O'Domhnaill, starring Brendan Gleeson. 1 hour 20 minutes.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Showings at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m.
The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006): Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, two brothers fight a guerrilla war against British forces. Directed by Ken Loach, starring Cillian Murphy, Pádraic Delaney, and Liam Cunningham. 2 hours 7 minutes.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Showings at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Jump (2012): Crime boss daughter Greta is rescued from suicide by stranger Pearse on New Year's Eve, a night that will change both their lives forever. Directed by Kieron J. Walsh, starring  Nichola Burley, Martin McCann, and Charlene McKenna. 1 hour 21 minutes.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Showings at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Cal (1984): Cal, a young man on the fringes of the IRA, falls in love with Marcella, a Catholic woman whose husband, a Protestant policeman, was killed one year earlier by the IRA. Directed by Pat O'Connor, written by Bernard MacLaverty, starring Helen Mirren, John Lynch, and Donal McCann. 1 hour 42 minutes.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Showing at 7 p.m.
A Date for Mad Mary (2016): “Mad” Mary McArdle returns to Drogheda after a short spell in prison - for something she'd rather forget. Back home, everything and everyone has changed. Directed by Darren Thorton, starring Seána Kerslake, Tara Lee, and Charleigh Bailey. 1 hour 22 minutes.

Please visit our website at for up-to-date information about our film festival and other programs. The HCC Film Program is in partnership with the Columbia Film Society this season.

About The Film Studies Program
The Howard Community College Film Studies program encompasses the historical, cultural, and artistic aspects of cinematic art. Through viewings, readings, lectures, and discussion, students examine a wide variety of films.
Topics: Arts & Culture
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