The Baton Rouge Irish Club will host the third annual Irish Film Festival from noon to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, July 16, in the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St.
Entertainment will include the showing of three highly acclaimed films about Ireland and the Irish people, including Into the West, Boys and Girl from County Clare and An Everlasting Piece.
Also, three short films will be shown throughout the day between the full length films: Literary Pub Crawl with Frank McCourt, Paperman and Pentecost, after which A.J. Buckley, an actor on the television series CSI: New York, will host a question and answer session.
Admission to the three main films is $8.50 each plus tax and handling fees. Tickets purchased for each film will include one of the short films.
Complimentary refreshments will be available between each full length film along with a cash bar.
The day will begin with performances by bagpipers Na Cait Dubh. Entertaining moviegoers during the day will be McTeggarts School of Irish Dancers, music by Irish group the O’Neill Sisters, and local favorites Doc McCrutchan and Randy Walsh.
The party will continue at the Red Star Bar after the screenings at 10:30 p.m. with musical entertainment by Pete and Chris.
At 1 p.m. Sunday, July 17, The Fighting 69th with James Cagney will be shown during Military Day at the VFW Hall, 13214 S. Choctaw Drive. Phil Brady’s Bar and Grill, 3838 Government St., will show the film Perrier’s Bounty at 7 p.m. Monday, July 18.
For tickets, call (225) 344-0334 or visit http://www.manshiptheatre.org.