Mad Hannans at Manchester Film Festival

Mad Hannans UK premiere at Manchester International Film Festival.

Saturday, March 3 

7:30 p.m.

Odeon Great Northern Cinema

Q&A and live performance after the film

Mad Hannans Premiere at Mill Valley Film Festival


A sensation in the local music scene, the Mad Hannans have entertained crowds with their distinctive brand of Irish folk rock for over a decade. Now, director Martin Shore brings a highly personal portrait of the band founded by brothers Jerry and Sean Hannan, as their modest origins escalate into a cult following at bars and festivals all over Marin County. From Larkspur to Nicasio and Mill Valley, our own backyard serves as an affectionate backdrop to a creative collaboration that was often contentious but always filled with familial love and support, especially when events take a tragic turn. Filled with home movies, never-before-seen studio sessions, and a collection of fans ranging from Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison to filmmaker Sean Penn, The Mad Hannansreminds us that the ties that bind are also often the bonds that allow for the most liberating form of self-expression.

 Live music event to follow at Sweetwater Music Hall. Separate ticket required. Purchase tickets here.

Mad Hannans Music




Following the North American premiere of The Mad Hannans documentary, an all-star

cast of musical talent will celebrate this beloved local Irish folk rock band with a live

performance featuring Jerry Hannan along with Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads

and Modern Lovers), Cody Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), Shawn Dailey (Hole),

Josh Clark (Tea Leaf Green) and the film’s director (and musician) Martin Shore.

Mill Valley Film Festival tickets for the film The Mad Hannans will go on sale to

CFI Members beginning September 12 and the general public September 17.

Doors open 8:00  |  Show starts 9:00

Tickets $27 Advance |  $32 Day of show (plus applicable fees)


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