Neilson Hays Library to screen Irish film
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Neilson Hays Library to screen Irish film

Neilson Hays Library to screen Irish film
(Photo courtesy of Neilson Hays Library)

Neilson Hays Library in collaboration with the Embassy of Ireland presents a special screening of That They May Face The Rising Sun, tomorrow at 6.30pm.

This is an evening for film enthusiasts and community members to gather and celebrate the intersection of literature and film in the historic and cosy setting of the library.

The drama captures a year in the life of a rural, lakeside community in Ireland during the 1970s. It has garnered praise for its engaging narrative and artistic excellence.

Directed by acclaimed Irish filmmaker Pat Collins, the movie is an adaptation of the final novel by John McGahern, one of Ireland's greatest novelists. The film stars Barry Ward and Anna Bederke in the lead roles, with a rich supporting cast including Lalor Roddy, Sean McGinley, Ruth McCabe and first-time actor Phillip Dolan.

Joe and Kate Ruttledge, having returned from London, now live and work in a small, close-knit community near where Joe grew up. The film beautifully unfolds the drama of a year in their lives and those of the memorable characters around them through the rituals of work, play and the changing seasons.

The screening will be followed by an engaging Q&A session with co-screenwriter Eamon Little. As a filmmaker and radio documentary maker, he has made numerous documentaries and short films, collaborating frequently with Pat Collins. He has also recorded and designed sound for many films including A Private World by John McGahern.

The session will be moderated by Anna Gryaznova, a passionate advocate for cultural promotion and experienced event organiser. There is no admission fee but registrations are required.


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