Run Time: 82 min Release Date: Nov 07, 2017 Year Produced: 2016 Rating: Not Rated Language: English Directed by: Darren Thornton Starring: Denise McCormack, Charleigh Bailey, Tara Lee, Seána Kerslake, Siobhán Shanahan
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A DATE FOR MAD MARY tells the story of ‘Mad’ Mary McArdle returning to her small Irish home town after a short spell in prison – for something she’d rather forget. But everything and everyone seems different. Her best friend, Charlene, is about to get married and Mary is maid of honor. When Charlene refuses Mary a ‘plus one’ on the grounds that she probably couldn’t find a date, Mary becomes determined to prove her wrong. Her attempts at dating are a disaster and she winds up feeling more alone… until she meets Jess – the lesbian wedding photographer – and everything changes.

It is a tough and tender story about friendship, first love, and letting go of the glory days, starring Seána Kerslake (Can’t Cope/Won’t Cope, The Lobster), Tara Lee (Raw, The Fall) and Charleigh Bailey.

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Awards & Press Quotes

WINNER
AUDIENCE AWARD
NewFest 2017
New York’s LGBT Film Festival

SPOTLIGHT SELECTION
IMAGEOUT 2017
The Rochester LGBT Film Festival

WINNER
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN FILMMAKING
ACTING: SEÁNA KERSLAKE
Newport Beach Film Festival

JURY HONORABLE MENTION
Best Feature Film
Outshine Film Festival, Miami

WINNER
Best Film
Irish Film and Television Awards

WINNER
Best Supporting Actress (Charleigh Bailey)
Irish Film and Television Awards

WINNER
Director’s Choice Feature
Irish Film Festival Boston

Instantly lovable…beautifully performed, warm yet melancholic– Variety

Seána Kerslake is incandescent…triumphant ….a contemporary character study of some genius- Irish Times