Family Film Series


The Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library are proud to host an Irish Family Film Series in 2018. The first film will be shown in the evening of Saturday, January 20th in the Center’s Great Hall.  The second film will be shown on the evening of April 28th.

Due to the generosity and support of Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Emigrant Support Programme through the Irish Consulate in San Francisco, California, and children’s film distributor GKIDS, the two film showings will be offered to the public at the Irish Cultural Center with no charge for admission.  The two movies being shown are both Academy Award Nominated Films from the Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon.

6PM January 20th: Song of the Sea

The first film, “Song of the Sea,” will be shown on January 20th at 6PM. “Song of the Sea” is a story about Ben and his little sister Saoirse. Ben and Saoirse find themselves on an adventure filled with the fantasy and stories their mother passed onto them. As they explore a world of legends, they learn more about each other and grow together as a family. “Song of the Sea” was nominated for Best Animated Feature in 2015.

April 28th: The Secret of Kells

The second film, “The Secret of Kells,” takes place in an animated 9th Century Ireland at the Abbey of Kells. There we meet Brandon, the young nephew of the Abbot, as he tries to help his uncle and the other monks prepare for Viking raids. While Brandon is learning about life in a 9th Century Irish Abbey, he experiences a combination of the old Celtic mixed with the new modern Christian world. At the center of this experience sits the creation of a codex that will become known as the Book of Kells.