Chicago Irish Film Festival

Each year, the Chicago Irish Film Festival strives to represent the breadth of Irish filmmaking, screening documentaries on an array of social issues, features that frequently examine topics as expansive as the state of the world and as intimate as families, classics that remind us how much – and how little!—filmmaking and life have changed, and, of course, the inventive, creative, violent, touching, hilarious award-winning Irish shorts.


Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for students

How To Be Happy

directed by Michael Costine, Mark Gaster, Brian O’Neill starring Brain Gleeson, Gemma-Leah Devereux

Opening Film!
Cast members Brain Gleeson and Gemma-Leah Devereux and producer Richard Bolger will be attending

Following a bad breakup, relationship counselor Cormac Kavanagh starts sleeping with his clients in a misguided attempt to reignite their passions. His bedroom adventures soon lead him into dangerous territory and he starts falling for Flor, the attractive young private detective assigned to investigate his affairs. Flor’s specialty is entrapping married men in honeytrap stings. Things are further complicated when his cousin Al tries a spot of amateur matchmaking to get Cormac back together with his ex-wife. In a twisting comedy of misunderstandings, deceit and danger it’s going to take a lot before everyone recognizes true love and discovers the secrets of HOW TO BE HAPPY.

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