The Los Angeles Irish Film Festival (LAIFF)  announced the program for the 2011 Los Angeles Irish Film Festival (Thursday,  29 th September  to Sunday, 2nd October  2011) including the US premiere of Dreaming the Quiet Man and the West Coast premiere of The Swell Season.

On Opening Night, the festival will also honor the renowned Irish actress Fionnula Flanagan accompanied by a special screening of the critically acclaimed box office hit The Guard, a comedic thriller written and directed by John Michael McDonagh, starring Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle and Fionnula Flanagan. LAIFF is celebrating the film as a landmark for Irish cinema being the most successful independent Irish film in Irish box office history.

For more information about the festival including the complete line-up, and to purchase tickets to Closing Night and general admission tickets to individual films at LAIFF visit


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