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9th Annual Baton Rouge Irish Film Festival at Manship Theatre

Dare To Be Wild- 12:05 PM
This Film is Rated R
Film Length: Approximately 100 Minutes
Rating: PG Appropriate for ages: 18 and up – Not appropriate for children

From the green hills of Ireland to the desert highlands of Africa, to London’s Chelsea, DARE TO BE WILD, is the true, against-all-odds romantic adventure of Mary Reynolds, a modern-day heroine, and her quest to show the world the power of wild nature as she reaches for her dreams by effecting environmental change one garden, one vast desert, at a time. DARE TO BE WILD is the inspirational story of one woman who sowed the seeds of change. Mary Reynolds grew up on her family’s organic farm, an intuitive environmentalist who uses her landscape design talent to promote the preservation of the wild in that little space we control ourselves – our own gardens.

A Date for Mad Mary- 2:00 PM
Film Length: 94 Minutes
This Film is Rated R Appropriate for ages: 18 and up – Not appropriate for children

‘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 honor. 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. ‘A date for Mad Mary’ is a tough and tender story about friendship, first love, and letting go of the glory days.

The Journey- 6:00 PM
This Film is Rated PG-13 Appropriate for ages: 18 and up – Not appropriate for children
Film Length: 94 Minutes

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 long conflict in Northern Ireland, representatives from the two warring factions meet for negotiations. In one corner is Ian Paisley, the deeply conservative British loyalist; in the other is Martin McGuinness, a former Irish Republican Army leader who has devoted his life to the cause of Irish reunification. Opposites in every way, the two men at first seem to have little chance of ever finding common ground. But over the course of an impromptu, detour-filled car ride through the Scottish countryside, each begins to see the other less as an enemy, and more as an individual—a breakthrough that promises to at last bring peace to the troubled region. Driven by two virtuoso central performances, The Journey is a more-relevant-than-ever reminder of how simple humanity can overcome political division.

The Flag- 8:25 PM
This Film is Rated PG-13 Appropriate for ages: 18 and up – Not appropriate for children
Film Length: 84 Minutes

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.