Director: Darren Thornton
2016 | Ireland | 82 min.

Saturday, September 23
3:00 p.m.

ViSTA Theater
1296 N. Wishon Avenue


“Mad” Mary McArdle returns to Drogheda after a short spell in prison – for something she’d rather forget. Back home, everything and everyone has changed. Her best friend, Charlene, is about to get married and Mary is her 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. But her attempts at dating are a disaster and she winds up feeling more alone – until she meets Charlene’s wedding videographer, Jess. Jess, like Mary, is equally adrift around happy couples. In the midst of all the wedding madness, Mary and Jess connect and what starts out as a friendship soon becomes more intimate.

A DATE FOR MAD MARY is a tough and tender story about friendship, first love, and letting go of the glory days.