Air Date: March 14, 2009 & Encore: June 27, 2009 after the Reel 13 Classic


In this bittersweet Irish coming-of-age tale, 13-year old Maeve hits a new milestone: her first bra. Distracted from her friends when she attracts the attention of heartthrob Brian, it’s a long fall back to earth when he ultimately dumps her, and becoming an adult doesn’t seem like such a great idea anymore.  32A is the debut feature from writer-director Marian Quinn. Starring Orla Brady, Glynis Casson, Patrick FitzGerald, and Aidan Quinn.

Directed by: Marian Quinn

Although a native of Illinois, writer-director Marian Quinn based on her screenplay for 32A on time she spent in Dublin during her own childhood.  Quinn is also a working actress, appearing on television (Law and Order) and film (I Shot Andy Warhol).  Quinn hails from a cinematic family; her brother, Aiden Quinn, appears in 32A as the family patriarch.

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  • Robert

    Interesting film trailer, but it does not look like very much.

  • Jack

    It is very interesting. Great in fact. Brilliant. Where can I get more by Marian Quinn.

  • Carolyn

    It was terrific! Bravo! Great to see a coming of age film from a girl’s point of view for a change!

  • jerry badillo

    BRILLIANT!!! VERY believable! can’t wait to share with friends and family and my own priness!

  • Christopher

    Loved it…captures a time, a place, a kind of innocence without resorting to sentiment. Bright touches of humor give it a light touch. Sterling performances all around. A tight but relaxed screenplay. A folk movie antidote to mindless mass produced and mass marketed retail fodder.

  • Jamie Scott

    Thoroughly enjoyable! Fabulous soundtrack. Well done!

  • Marie Spodek

    Brilliant…loved every minute of the movie; great coming of age. It is so hard to be a girl at that age.

  • wanda

    great show :) !

  • Kimberly

    Really enjoyed it. Shane McDaid looked great.<3

  • Joelle

    This is really a superb film. How she got the most natural performances out of these kids…one, in fact, quite young (the little sister) is a good question. The group ritual of adolesence and the cruelty of it were subtly rendered. Bravo!

  • jennifer

    i only got to see half of it. Its so great. I wish to see the rest. Anyone know where I can see it somewhere else?

  • Roy

    To Jennifer: It’s not on DVD, but you can access the official website

    to Carolyn: What about Juno and Welcome to the Dollhouse? Those are nice female, coming of age films, and 32A belongs with them.

  • michael

    Amazing movie! Very recommended. :)

  • Mercedes

    I love this movie. It is such a great movie. Shane McDaid is gorgeous <3 love him.

  • Peter

    Just saw it on July 4th and thought it was great. I turned 16 the day before so it was a great sort of “birthday present”. The acting is genuine, natural, sincere, all the best. Marian Quinn and the rest of cast and crew did a great job! Ailish McCarthy was Maeve Brennan and she was my favorite character in the movie.

  • palmer woodrow

    when will this movie be on again? I saw it once,and thought it was an exceptional film in every respect.