“War of the Buttons”

THE IRISH FILM FEST is pleased to present a wonderful family film, “War of the Buttons” as our Mid-Day Feature Film.  We are accompanying it with two short films “Proclaim!” and “Maeve and the Moon”


War of the Buttons

Directed by: John Roberts

Produced by: Xavier Gélin, Stéphane Marsil, David Nichols, Steve Norris, David Puttnam

Submitted by: Invitation

Category: Feature Length Film

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Country of Filming: Ireland

Running Time: 94:00


Synopsis:  “Most wars last years…This one has to be over by dinner.”   The rival gangs of young Irish children from the neighboring villages of Ballydowse & Carrickdowse engage in escalating battles in which they cut off the buttons, shoe-laces, belts and braces of their captured opponents. These ructions result in the usual problems with parents and schoolmasters ultimately leading the leaders of the two groups to develop a grudging admiration of the other and an estranged friendship.


Directed by:  Maureen O’Connell

Produced by: Maureen O’Connell

Submitted by: Maureen O’Connell

Category: Irish Short Films

Country of Origin: Ireland

Country of Filming: Ireland

Running Time: 20:00 

Synopsis:  Dublin, April, 1916.  Revolutionary; James Connolly; looks to Dublin printers, Molloy, O’Brien and Brady to turn out 2000 copies of an Irish Proclamation- in one night and in secret- to be read by Padraig Pearse at the GPO Easter Monday 24th April 1916. They don’t have enough type. They don’t have enough wax. They don’t have enough paper. Can they do it? Based on the actual characters & events surrounding the secret printing of the first Irish Proclamation.


Maeve and the Moon           

Directed by:  Elynia Betts

Produced by: Peter James Melrose

Submitted by: Elynia Betts

Category: Irish Short Films

Country of Origin: Ireland

Country of Filming: Ireland

Running Time: 11:29

Synopsis:  After hearing her mother is ‘asking for the moon’, a young Irish girl takes the expression literally–setting off to find the moon and bring it home.

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Coastal Financial Advisors Main Theatre – Saturday 02/24/18
With Proclaim! & Maeve and the Moon