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San Francisco's Irish Film Festival Returns to the Roxie Tonight

Comedian Dylan Moran (Shaun of the Dead) stars in A Film with Me in It, which kicks off the eighth Irish Film Festival tonight at the Roxie.

Founded in 2003, San Francisco's Irish Film Festival takes over the Roxie this weekend, kicking off the three-day festivities with the regional premiere of Ian Fitzgibbon's A Film with Me in It, a black comedy about a struggling actor (Mark Doherty) who seeks counsel from his hard-drinking best friend (Shaun of the Dead's Dylan Moran) when a series of freak accidents turns his run-down flat into a mass grave. Doherty, who wrote the script, will be on hand to field questions following the 9 p.m. screening.

An opening-night party, hosted by the Consulate General of Ireland and the Bay Area's Irish Network, will be held at the Picaro Cafe on 16th Street, starting at 6:30 p.m. Other festival highlights include Friday night's Magners & Shorts, a program featuring nine of Ireland's best new short films and free Irish cider; Conor Horgan's acclaimed post-apocalyptic drama One Hundred Mornings; and festival director Niall McKay's documentary The Bass Player: A Song for Dad, in which the filmmaker revisits his turbulent childhood with his often-absent musician father.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Roxie box office or TicketWeb.