Celtic Films Series - The Butcher Boy

Series: Celtic Film Series

This award-winning black comedy set in a small town in Ireland in the early 1960s tells the story of Francis "Francie" Brady, a schoolboy who retreats into a violent fantasy world as his troubled home life collapses.  Written and directed by Academy Award winner, Neil Jordan.

Rated R for language and violence; 110 minutes (1997)

Williamsburg Regional Library presents the Celtic Film Series in cooperation with the local chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.  The series explores the history, drama and quirky humor of films made in or about Ireland and the Irish. 

This season’s films are dedicated to the memory of W&M emeritus professor of English and former WRL Board member Jack Willis, who introduced many of the Celtic films from the inception of the series.

Watch a trailer for "The Butcher Boy."


Room: Theatre