Irish Film Festival gets underway with “Stella Days”

Boston’s Irish Film Festival kicks off four days of great Irish films tonight at Cambridge’s Brattle Theater with Stella Days, starring Martin Sheen and Stephen Rea.

The film uses a small town cinema in rural Ireland to focus on a dramatic struggle between faith and passion, Rome and Hollywood and a man and his conscience. The film focuses its attention squarely on a time of cultural upheaval in Ireland – the mid 1950s, when the country was trying to find it’s identity in today’s modern world without losing the traditions or the faith it had throughout centuries of heritage.

Although tonight’s screening of Stella Days is officially sold out, there WILL be a few tickets left for a rush line at the Brattle this evening just prior to the film’s 7:30 start time.  And because of the overwhelming advance sales, IFF has added a second screening of the film Saturday evening at the Somerville Theatre – click here for more information.

The film sold to Tribeca Films last month and will hit theaters later this year.

Tonight’s official schedule:

7:30 PM – Stella Days, Brattle Theatre, Cambridge

Check out all the goings on at the IFF website –