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