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The Secret of Roan Inish

Friday, November 22, 2013  >  7 p.m.

Saturday, November 23, 2013  >  2 p.m. + 7 p.m.

Sunday, November 24, 2013  >  2 p.m.

Woodland Theater of Davies Center

A beguiling fairy tale firmly grounded in Irish political history, local culture and custom, John Sayles' The Secret of Roan Inish is set in the hard postwar Ireland of 1946. Ten-year-old Fiona (Jeni Courtney) comes to live with her grandparents in a remote fishing village near the fabled, abandoned island of Roan Inish. Fiona immerses herself in local lore and legend, much of it involving mysterious lights, a lost boy, and a mythical race of Selkies — half human, half seal — whose blood is rumored to run through her family. The Village Voice called the film "a lyric romance for all ages … Marvelous and unforgettable."

Sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire International Film Society

Admission is free at the door with a Blugold Card or an International Film Society membership. Community members may buy an individual IFS membership for $4; a family membership costs $10. The annual memberships are available at the Service Center, 715-836-3727, in Davies Center’s east lobby.

FILM INFORMATION

United States + Ireland 1994
103 minutes
Color
Rated PG for some moments that may be disquieting to small children
Directed by John Sayles

MORE INFORMATION

Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival
Internet Movie Database
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