Festival Feature Films

This year’s Festival will showcase more Irish film than ever before, including a late-night feature on Friday, five feature films on Saturday, and films on Sunday and Monday.  Click on the individual films for a more detailed synopsis and trailer.  You can also download a PDF version of the film synopses or see the full Festival schedule.

Jump to:    Friday, July 29th  |  Saturday, July 30th  |  Sunday, July 31st  |  Monday, August 1st


Friday, July 29th at the Manship Theatre
Third Street at North Boulevard, Baton Rouge

10:30pm – Traders (2015)

Jobs are gone. Homes are being repossessed. Suicide rates are soaring. But Vernon Stynes might have the answer-Trading.  Thriller, Not Rated (suitable for 17+), 90 minutes

Screening at 10:30pm at the Manship Theatre

Saturday, July 30th at the Manship Theatre
Third Street at North Boulevard, Baton Rouge

10:00am – Irish Classics: The Quiet Man (1952)


A retired American boxer returns to the village of his birth in Ireland, where he finds love.  Comedy/Drama/Romance, NR (some content may not be suitable for children), 129 minutes

Screening at 10:00am at the Manship Theatre
This screening is FREE and open to the public.

12:30pm – You’re Ugly Too (2015)

Will is released from prison on compassionate leave to care for his niece Stacey after the death of her mother.  Comedy/Drama, Not Rated (suitable for 15+), 81 minutes

Screening at 12:30pm at the Manship Theatre

2:25pm – The Truth Commissioner (2016)

In a post-Troubles Northern Ireland, career diplomat Henry Stanfield has just been appointed as Truth Commissioner to Northern Ireland.  Drama/Crime, Not Rated (suitable for 17+), 94 minutes

Screening at 2:25pm at the Manship Theatre

4:20pm – Name Your Poison (Deoch An Dorais) (2015)

Mike Malloy was a lowly alcoholic vagrant in Depression-era New York. Four unscrupulous associates saw him as an easy target for a fast buck: Why don’t we take out a life insurance policy on this Irish bum and kill him?  Documentary/Crime/History, Not Rated (some content may not be suitable for children), 50 minutes.  Q&A with Director Paddy Hayes to follow.

Screening at 4:20pm at the Manship Theatre

7:15pm – An Klondike (2015)

An Klondike is the first Western to be made in Ireland and tells the story of the Connolly Brothers; three Irish emigrants who travel from Montana to the Yukon during the Klondike gold rush of the 1890’s in the hope of striking it rich.  Action/Drama/Western, Not Rated (suitable for 13+), 105 minutes

Screening at 7:15pm at the Manship Theatre

9:25pm – Sing Street (2016)

With 1980s Dublin mired in recession, Conor’s parents move him from a comfortable private school to a rough inner-city public school where the scrappy 14-year-old forms a band.  Comedy/Drama/Music, PG-13, 106 minutes

Screening at 9:25pm at the Manship Theatre

Sunday, July 31st at Celtic Media Centre
10000 Celtic Drive, Baton Rouge

12:00pm – 1916: The Irish Rebellion (2016)

Narrated by acclaimed actor and Irish native Liam Neeson, 1916: The Irish Rebellion commemorates this seminal event with a combination of rarely seen archival footage, new segments filmed on location worldwide, and interviews with leading international experts.  Documentary/History, Not Rated (suitable for 13+), 80 minutes.

Screening at 12:00pm at Celtic Media Centre
This screening is FREE and open to the public

3:00pm – The Bloody Irish! (2015)

General Sir John Grenfell Maxwell – the man who signed the death warrants of the 1916 leaders – narrates this dramatic retelling of the events of Easter Week.  Musical/History/Drama, Not Rated (suitable for 13+), 77 minutes

Screening at 3:00pm at Celtic Media Centre
This screening is FREE and open to the public

5:30pm – Atlantic (2016)

Narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Brendan Gleeson, Atlantic follows the fortunes of three small fishing communities as they struggle to maintain their way of life in the face of mounting economic and ecological challenges.  Documentary/Adventure/Environment, NR (some content may not be suitable for children), 80 minutes

Screening at 5:30pm at Celtic Media Centre
This screening is FREE and open to the public

Monday, August 1st at Phil Brady’s
4848 Government Street, Baton Rouge

7:30pm – On The Nose (2001)

On The Nose (L - R) Dan Aykroyd and Robbie Coltrane © Sky Pictures

A luckless gambler finally finds the secret to picking winners at the track – a head in a jar.  Comedy/Fantasy, NR (suitable for 13+), 104 minutes

Screening at 7:30pm at Phil Brady’s
This screening is FREE and open to the public