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Jim Sheridan

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There will be a post-screening Q&A with director Jim Sheridan on opening night, Friday, March 24th at 20.15. Tickets for this event are on sale now. Tickets for all other screenings will go on sale Monday March 20th.

After an eclectic range of films in recent years, Jim Sheridan (My Left Foot, In America) returns to Irish themes and material with this adaptation of Sebastian Barry’s acclaimed novel. The elderly Rose (the inimitable Vanessa Redgrave) is the last patient remaining in a psychiatric hospital, firmly refusing to transfer to another facility.

Dr. William Grene (Eric Bana) is called in, and his sympathetic approach leads Rose to recount the story of how, as a young woman (Rooney Mara) in Sligo, she met and fell in love with Michael McNulty (Jack Reynor), arousing the jealousy of the local priest (Theo James), whose obsessive love for her led to her ruination.

Directed with a sure hand, this is a touching and poignant story, with an undertow of anger at Rose’s treatment, and that of so many women of her time.

(Notes by Kevin Coyne)

Don’t forget we now schedule weekly.

108 mins, 2016, Ireland, Digital

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