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The Bright Side at Clones Film Festival

Saturday 9:30 pm The Courthouse

Night after night she runs through her cynical, self-deprecating set, concluding with backstage beers and gambling with her equally jaded male colleagues.

But when an unexpected cancer diagnosis requires her to undergo treatment, Kate encounters a diverse group of women, all at different stages of treatment and recovery.

Based on the memoirs of stand-up comedian Anne Gildea, The Bright Side is both a sensitive and darkly humorous tale of solidarity between a small group of women from a cross-section of society. As each travels on their own personal journey with cancer, the unlikely group also form strong bonds, and support each other through good and bad times.

Winner - Audience Award, Cork International Film Festival 2020

“★ ★ ★ ★ … an inspiring, uplifting, and important story. … Only those with hearts of stone will be able to resist getting pulled along by The Bright Side’s current.” - Hilary White, The Sunday Independent

“★ ★ ★ ★ A lightness of touch from Meehan, honest and vulnerable performances from the cast and a backbone of truthfulness make The Bright Side a truly memorable watch.” - Sarah McIntyre, RTE.ie

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