Free screening for schools at Laois Connects


Free screening for schools at Laois Connects

There will be a free screening of the Irish film ‘My Name is Emily’ at the Dunamaise Arts Centre next week, as part of Laois Connects.

The debut feature from Irish writer­director Simon Fitzmaurice, is a story following the journey of a strong­willed young woman as she weathers loss, upheaval, and rebirth.

"If you hide from death, you hide from life." Emily inherits this mantra from her father Robert, an author and philosopher.

Following the tragic death of her mother, Robert starts to change, and his eccentricities now signal mental illness. He is institutionalized, and Emily is sent to live with foster parents.

The hopelessly smitten Arden joins her on an adventure north, to bust her father out of psychiatric hospital, on a road trip that will give both their first taste of what it truly means to be alive.

My Name is Emily screens at 8pm this Wednesday, October 5, and 11am next Wednesday, October 12, with the 11am show a free screening for schools.