Smodcastle Film Festival - Block 11

poster for Smodcastle Film Festival - Block 11 LADY BETTY (7:25)

In a cosy corner of a country pub, two old friends wile away the evening trading tall tales. Soon they begin telling the story of Lady Betty, the first and only female executioner in Ireland. As the men talk, we are zipped back to the late 1700s, to a lonely shack on the edge of town where Betty Sugrue – Lady Betty – and her son Padraic eke out a meagre existence. Told through Paddy and Mick’s… distinctive style of storytelling, which mostly involves constantly interrupting each other and arguing, we see and hear about the hard and twisted life of Lady Betty.

WAIMEA (10:20)

Rick and Vivian are a couple struggling with a very unique test to their marriage.


A modern day twist on the classic dinner party murder mystery.

RUN TIME: 120 min