18-5-2010 | Epilepsy Film Night

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Tuesday May 18th
Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2
6.30pm - 9.30pm

Free admission (voluntary donations of c.€10 to cover costs are welcome)

Programme: See below for outline and flyer

To mark National Epilepsy Week 2010, we will be showing The Exploding Girl and three short films. All films have an epilepsy theme or a strong epilepsy storyline. A panel of experts including Consultant Neurologist Dr. Colin Doherty and Brainwave's patron, 2FM DJ Rick O'Shea will be present to lead discussion.

So come along and have a great night's entertainment, meet new people and help raise awareness of epilepsy by inviting a friend along as well. Snacks and soft drinks provided.

Due to a limited capacity at the Mansion House, places MUST be booked in advance. Call us at 01 4557500 or email info@epilepsy.ie.

The Exploding Girl

Written and Directed by Bradley Rust Gray. Starring Zoe Kazan (75 mins). On a summer break from college, Ivy, a young woman with epilepsy struggles to balance her feelings for her fledgling boyfriend while her friend Al crashes with her for the holidays in New York city. The Exploding Girl is an exquisite portrait of a young girl coming of age, earning Kazan the best actress award at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.

Short Films

Shaken (2009) by Sylvia Rincon (US). A dramatic, cultural exploration of the wider impact of epilepsy on family members. Commended short film, International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) Centenary Award for Film

A Better Waiting Room (2009) by Aled Smith (Wales). A black comedy that explores the ways in which epilepsy can on occasion, work to someone's advantage. Commended short film, ILAE Centenary Award for Film

Ictal (2009) by Gus Cummins (England). Innovative short film depicting a seizure from the individual's own viewpoint. Overall winner, ILAE Centenary Award for Film