Don't Leave Home



Somerville Theatre - Screen 2 Sat, Apr 28, 2018 9:15 PM
Film Info
Genre:Narrative Feature
Premiere Status:New England Premiere
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Michael Tully


American artist Melanie Thomas’s (Anna Margaret Hollyman) latest show recounts the infamous Irish urban legend of Father Alistair Burke, who painted a portrait of eight-year-old Siobhan Callahan in 1986. Days later, Siobhan went missing, and her figure miraculously vanished from the painting. Though absolved of any wrongdoing, Burke abandoned the priesthood and went into self-exile.

After receiving a bad review before her opening, Melanie is contacted by the reclusive Burke, who offers to fly her to Ireland to create a new sculpture that he will help her to sell while she’s there. Telling no one where she’s going, Melanie never stops to consider that some urban legends are real.

Writer-director Michael Tully is a long-familiar face at IFFBoston, having previously graced us with 7 CHINESE BROTHERS (2015), PING PONG SUMMER (2014), SEPTIEN (2011), SILVER JEW (2007), and COCAINE ANGEL (2006).

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