With THE FITZGERALD FAMILY CHRISTMAS, Edward Burns returns to the working-class, Irish-American roots of The Brothers McMullen. Reuniting with McMullen co-stars Connie Britton (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, AMERICAN HORROR STORY, NASHVILLE), and Mike McGlone, along with Noah Emmerich (LITTLE CHILDREN) and Kerry Bishé (RED STATE), Burns seamlessly weaves an ensemble story of adult siblings dealing with the desire of their estranged father (Ed Lauter, THE ARTIST) to return home for Christmas for the first time since he walked out on his family 20 years ago. Family rifts emerge, and like with any family, Christmas brings a mixed bag of complicated emotions and dynamics. Alliances form, old wounds are reopened or glossed over, and the possibility for a new hope and forgiveness emerges.
“Deeply felt performances from a strong ensemble cast make the Fitzgeralds a family that recalls the McMullen’s but with a fresh and wry perspective all its own.”
-Geoff Gilmore, TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL