Festival Feature Films

This year’s Festival will showcase more great Irish film, including ten short films on Friday, and five feature films on Saturday.  Click on the individual films for a more detailed synopsis and trailer.  You can also see the full Festival schedule.

Jump to:    Monday, July 24th  |  Saturday, July 29th


Monday, July 24th at Phil Brady’s
4848 Government Street, Baton Rouge

 7:00pm – Puckoon (2002)

Puckoon is a wee Irish village that gets caught up in an argument about where the border separating Northern Ireland from Ireland should be.  Comedy, Rated PG, 80 minutes

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

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

12:05pm – Dare To Be Wild (2015)

Based on a true story.  Follows Mary Reynolds’ journey from naive, impressionable country girl to passionate, pioneering trend-setter landscape designer.  Along the way, she falls hopelessly in love with charismatic British botantist Christy Collard who has the unique ability to realize her wild ideas.  Drama, Rated PG, 100 minutes

Screening at 12:05pm at the Manship Theatre

2:00pm – A Date For Mad Mary (2016)

‘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 to be her maid of honour. 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. Drama/Comedy, Not Rated (suitable for 17+), 82 minutes

Screening at 2:00pm at the Manship Theatre

4:10pm – How To Defuse a Bomb: The Project Children Story (2016)

The untold story of how – over forty years – an NYPD Cop brought over twenty three thousand children from the worst areas of the troubles in Northern Ireland to America for a summer of getting away from it all, not only winning their hearts and minds, but also influencing American politicians and contributing to winning peace in Northern Ireland.  Documentary, Not Rated (some content may not be suitable for children), 91 minutes.

Screening at 4:10pm at the Manship Theatre
This screening is FREE and open to the public!

6:00pm – The Journey (2016)

The Journey is the gripping account of how two men from opposite sides of the political spectrum came together to change the course of history. In 2006, amidst the ongoing, decades-lssong conflict in Northern Ireland, representatives from the two warring factions meet for negotiations.  Drama, Rated PG-13, 95 minutes

Screening at 6:00pm at the Manship Theatre

8:25pm – The Flag (2016)

Harry is a luckless paddy living in London. In one day he loses his job, father, and hamster. While home to bury his dad, he finds a statement from his Grandfather, claiming that he raised the flag over the General Post Office during the 1916 Rising, which now hangs in an army barracks in England. He and his motley crew set out to find the flag and maybe his passion for life along the way.  Comedy, Not Rated (some content may not be suitable for children), 84 minutes

Screening at 8:25pm at the Manship Theatre