5.7/10
371
11 user 8 critic

Stella Days (2011)

TV-14 | | Drama | 22 June 2012 (USA)
Trailer
1:50 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $7.99 on Prime Video

A small town cinema in rural Ireland becomes the setting for a dramatic struggle between faith and passion, Rome and Hollywood and a man and his conscience.

Writers:

Michael Doorley (inspired: by the memoir "Stella Days" by), Antoine O. Flatharta
1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Border (2018)
Crime | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A customs officer who can smell fear develops an unusual attraction to a strange traveler while aiding a police investigation which will call into question her entire existence.

Director: Ali Abbasi
Stars: Eva Melander, Eero Milonoff, Jörgen Thorsson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The inspiring tale of a runaway foster child who will stop at nothing to live with the only family she knows: her homeless, mentally-ill veteran father who lives on the streets of LA's skid row.

Director: Max Carlson
Stars: Martin Sheen, Edi Gathegi, Ana Ortiz
The Vessel (2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Ten years after a tsunami destroyed a small-town elementary school with all the children inside, a young man builds a mysterious structure out of the school's remains, setting the town aflame with passions long forgotten.

Director: Julio Quintana
Stars: Lucas Quintana, Martin Sheen, Jacqueline Duprey
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Interwoven stories of people in India and US as they face dilemmas of life time in the months leading to the biggest Industrial disaster in human history that claimed 10,000 innocent lives within a few hours. Inspired by real events.

Director: Ravi Kumar
Stars: Mischa Barton, Martin Sheen, Kal Penn
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Two narcotics detectives find themselves in an intense investigation lead by a determined Internal Affairs Detective after a child is wrongfully shot dead in a violent drug bust.

Director: Agustin
Stars: Mena Suvari, Martin Sheen, Lochlyn Munro
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A raw depiction of the Belfast 'troubles' as savage tribal warfare. Set shortly after the 1975 cease fire, the film focuses on the tribulations of Kenny, Protestant leader of a group of ... See full summary »

Director: Thaddeus O'Sullivan
Stars: Ian Hart, John Lynch, James Frain
Citizen Lane (2018)
Documentary | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Citizen Lane is a feature documentary set in Dublin in the early years of the 20th century - a time of political ferment and the forging of a new Irish cultural identity. it tells the story... See full summary »

Director: Thaddeus O'Sullivan
Stars: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Michael Gambon, Marty Rea
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Abner is trapped in the rough life of Mexico City. His escape? Boxing. Dr. Frank Irwin and his son Jimmy, a pro boxer, come together to teach Abner that the heart fuels the punches we throw in life.

Director: Miguel Necoechea
Stars: Martin Sheen, Kirk Harris, Álex Perea
The Whale (TV Movie 2013)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A whaling ship called called the Essex becomes shipwrecked and those on board struggle for survival.

Director: Alrick Riley
Stars: Charles Furness, Jolyon Coy, Jassa Ahluwalia
Ninth Street (1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The inhabitants of a deteriorating section of 1968 Junction City, Kansas known as "Junk City" bemoan their existence and revel at the history of their neighborhood during its 1940's heydays... See full summary »

Directors: Tim Rebman, Kevin Willmott
Stars: Don Washington, Kevin Willmott, Nadine Griffith
Into the Storm (TV Movie 2009)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Continuing the storyline of The Gathering Storm (2002), Churchill at War is a look at the former British prime minister's life and career at the end of WWII.

Director: Thaddeus O'Sullivan
Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Clive Mantle, Adrian Scarborough
Talk to Me (2007)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story of Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph "Petey" Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist in the 1960s.

Director: Kasi Lemmons
Stars: Don Cheadle, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Bruce McFee
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Barbara Adair Barbara Adair ... Peggy
Sarah Ahearne Sarah Ahearne ... Small Girl
Brendan Conroy Brendan Conroy ... Billy
Sheila Cox Sheila Cox ... Legion of Mary Woman 2
Derbhle Crotty Derbhle Crotty ... Julia McSweeney (as Derbhla Crotty)
Alan Curran Alan Curran ... Verger
Seán Doyle ... Jumper
Gail Fitzpatrick Gail Fitzpatrick ... Sally
John Galvin John Galvin ... Priest
Noel Gaskin Noel Gaskin ... Fr Keenan
Stephen Gillic Stephen Gillic ... Young Daniel
Trystan Gravelle ... Tim Lynch
David Herlihy David Herlihy ... Emmet Quinn
Tom Hickey Tom Hickey ... Bishop Hegarty
Amy Huberman ... Eileen
Edit

Storyline

A small town cinema in rural Ireland becomes the setting for a dramatic struggle between faith and passion, Rome and Hollywood and a man and his conscience.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

One man, a small town and a big idea.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Ireland | Norway | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kino Stella See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$102,661
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Lead actor Martin Sheen's mother was born in Borrisokane, County Tipperary, and it was during a family reunion in memory of her that Sheen was gifted with a copy of the book the film is based on. See more »

Quotes

Brendan McSweeney: I have serious moral objections to this enterprise.
Fr. Daniel Barry: Well, go to confession then.
Brendan McSweeney: There are people in this town struggling to put bread on the table, and what are we offering them? A picture house!
Fr. Daniel Barry: The soul is fed by many things, Brendan.
See more »

Connections

Features It Should Happen to You (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Cover Girl
Composed by Ira Gershwin and Jerome Kern
Courtesy of Columbia Pictures
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Martin Sheen gives another good performance in the independent drama Stella Days
18 February 2013 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Just watched this independent film starring Martin Sheen on Netflix disc with my mom. We both pretty much enjoyed this drama about Sheen as a priest finding himself stuck in Ireland instead of going back to Rome when a bishop inquires him about building a new church. In order to get some funds in order, however, Sheen suggests a cinema which meets some opposition from a politician who decries the "American filth" invading the Irish populace during the not-so-modern '50s timeline as the public is also starting to get used to some electric appliances. There's more to this drama but I'll stop there and just say that while I didn't always know what was going on initially, by the end, I think I understood enough. So on that note, Stella Days is recommended.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 11 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed