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Irish film Patrick's Day SXSW-bound

1 of 1 Patrick's Day - Chosen from over 6,000 international submissions for SXSW
Patrick's Day - Chosen from over 6,000 international submissions for SXSW

Patrick's Day, the new film from Irish director Terry McMahon, is to have its world premiere at the SXSW (South by Southwest) Festival in Austin, Texas next month.

Backed by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, Patrick's Day stars Kerry Fox, Waterford actor Moe Dunford in his first major film role, Catherine Walker and Philip Jackson.

It tells the story of Patrick, a schizophrenic who falls in love with Karen, "an alcoholic, suicidal air hostess".

SXSW runs from March 7 to 16, with the film element running from March 7 to 15.

Commenting on the film's selection from over 6,000 international submissions for SXSW, director McMahon said: "The Texan embrace of our world premiere of Patrick's Day is staggering and to be selected for the SXSW Narrative Spotlight category, alongside world premieres from mavericks like Robert Duvall, John Malkovich, Rosario Dawson, Hugo Weaving, Juliette Lewis and Alfred Molina, makes us all the more proud to dedicate these SXSW screenings to our own imprisoned maverick, Margaretta D'Arcy."

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