Video Vault – Mar22

March 2022

March 1st is Fat Tuesday, the start of Mardi Gras! March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day! This month we feature movies set in Louisiana, alongside a handful of powerful Irish movies.

St. Pat’s BONUS: by request of our junior class, we also have all the “Leprechaun” movies for your enjoyment!

These films are only available to LA+D Film majors and minors.
If you want access, email us.

Mardi Gras & St. Patrick’s Day Movies

A Streetcar Named Desire
Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.
Dead Man Walking
A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim’s families.
Double Jeopardy
A woman framed for her husband’s murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can’t be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with consequences.
Easy Rider
Two bikers head from L.A. to New Orleans through the open country and desert lands, and along the way they meet a man who bridges a counter-culture gap of which they had been unaware.
Interview With The Vampire
A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger.
Steel Magnolias
A young beautician, newly arrived in a small Louisiana town, finds work at the local salon, where a small group of women share a close bond of friendship, and welcome her into the fold.
The Green Mile
The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.
Déjà Vu
After a ferry is bombed in New Orleans, an A.T.F. agent joins a unique investigation using experimental surveillance technology to find the bomber, but soon finds himself becoming obsessed with one of the victims.
The Waterboy
A waterboy for a college football team discovers he has a unique tackling ability and becomes a member of the team.
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Faced with both her hot-tempered father’s fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.
Girls Trip
When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.
Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte
An aging, reclusive Southern belle plagued by a horrifying family secret descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative.
The Big Easy
A corrupt lieutenant in the homicide division is threatened by the righteous DA while trying to solve a string of mysterious murders.
The Commitments
Jimmy Rabbitte, an unemployed Dublin boy, decides to put together a soul band made up entirely of the Irish working class.
The Wind That Shakes The Barley
Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, two brothers fight a guerrilla war against British forces.
In The Name Of The Father
A man’s coerced confession to an I.R.A. bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them.
The Crying Game
A British soldier kidnapped by IRA terrorists soon befriends one of his captors, who then becomes drawn into the soldier’s world.

LEPRECHAUN

Warwick Davis is a very accomplished actor. He’s played multiple characters in the “Star Wars” and “Harry Potter” franchises, held the starring role in Ron Howard’s “Willow” and much more. He’s also The Leprechaun — hide your gold!!!
Watch for Jennifer Aniston in her first movie role too!!!!

Leprechaun
An evil, sadistic Leprechaun goes on a killing rampage in search of his beloved pot of gold.
Leprechaun 2
On his one thousandth birthday, an evil leprechaun selects the descendant of one of his slaves to have as his bride, leaving it up to the girl’s boyfriend to save her.
Leprechaun 3
An evil leprechaun finds himself in Las Vegas, where he proceeds to cause mischief by killing people, granting twisted wishes, and infecting a young man with his green blood.
Leprechaun: In Space
Our deadly leprechaun is in space to woo a beautiful princess who is impressed with his gold and desires to separate him from it.
Leprechaun: In The Hood
When three rappers want to get even with a pimp, they accidentally unleash a leprechaun who goes on a killing rampage.
Leprechaun: Back 2 Tha Hood
When Emily Woodrow and her friends happen on a treasure chest full of gold coins, they fail to heed the warnings of a wise old psychic, who had foretold that they would encounter trouble with a very nasty and protective Leprechaun.
Leprechaun: Origins
Not related to the previous Leprechaun films. Two young couples backpacking through Ireland discover that one of Ireland’s most famous legends is a terrifying reality.
Leprechaun: Returns
The Leprechaun returns once again, when a group of girls unwillingly awaken him after they tear down a cabin so that they can build a new sorority house.

These movies are presented in their unedited form as inspiration for Film students and faculty. Some content may be for mature audiences, and viewers should use their own discretion when selecting a film. All ideas presented in these films are the views of their respective creators, and the sharing of these films does not represent an endorsement of the content, filmmaker biography or history of these films by Lesley University faculty or staff.