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Irish Film Festival
July 29, 2016 - July 30, 2016
The 2016 Irish Film Festival will be held Thursday July 28th though Monday August 1st. The primary event of the Irish Club held each year is the Baton Rouge Irish Film Festival. This event helps to bring the Irish Culture to the public; where audiences can enjoy a wide variety of newly released films along with fun and entertainment. The festival has grown in scope over the last several years adding more films each year.
Wee Irish Film Night is held Friday evening at 7:30 PM at the Manship Theatre featuring a showing of several short films. Audience members are asked to vote on their favorite short with an award presented to the director of the winning film. Then at 10:30 PM there will be a late night Irish film premiere.
Then on Saturday, Festival Day, at 10 AM, bagpiper Will Brian will perform on the plaza at the Shaw Center and lead the festivities into the Manship Theatre for the first film of the day. During Festival Day several full-length films are shown and are complimented during the day by refreshments, dance by the Ryan School of Irish Dance, and music by Beth Patterson and Wild Irish Roots. Immediately following the Festival an After Party is held in the lobby of the Hotel Indigo in downtown Baton Rouge.
On the Thursday prior to the festival a Sponsors Party at Celtic Studios is held to honor the sponsors of the event (sponsors & guests only).
On Sunday, an Easter Rising Centenary Event will be celebrated at Celtic Studios; commemorating 1916 Irish uprising.
On Monday, Phil Brady’s Bar and Grill is the host for Irish Pub Night featuring full-length comedy movie and a couple of shorts.
Films: (click on title to see trailer)
$8.50 per film event, $30.00 for weekend pass (unless marked as free)
Tickets available at the Manship Theatre: Click Here
Saturday at Manship : Click Here for synopses of all feature films.
10:00 AM The Quiet Man (Irish Classics Series – Free)
12:30 PM You’re Ugly Too
2:25 PM The Truth Commissioner
4:20 PM Name Your Poison (Free)
7:15 PM An Klondike
9:25 PM Sing Street
Sunday at Celtic Media: (Free)
12:00 PM A selection of short films about the 1916 rebellion
12:45 PM “1916: The Irish Rebellion” (a documentary)
2:00 PM Bagpiper, Welcome, Flag Ceremony, & a reading of the proclamation of the Irish Republic
3:00 PM More short films about the 1916 rebellion
3:45 PM “The Bloody Irish!” (a musical)
5:30 PM A short film “Liminal”
5:45 PM “Atlantic” (a documentary)
Monday at Phil Brady’s: (Free – cash bar)
7:00 PM First Trivia Round
7:30 PM Short Films: “Big Bird” & “Teacher’s Pet”
7:45 PM Feature Film: “On the Nose” (Click for synopsis)
9:30 PM Second Trivia Round