Jim Sheridan to Attend Opening Night Screening of The Secret Scripture

Posted March 9, 2017 by Suzanne Murray in News
The Secret Scripture
The Secret Scripture

Following a sold-out premiere screening at this year’s Audi Dublin International Film Festival, The Secret Scripture will open at the Irish Film Institute on Friday, March 24th. Director Jim Sheridan will attend the opening night screening at 20.15, which will then be followed by a Q&A. You can purchase tickets now on the IFI website.

After an eclectic range of films in recent years, Jim Sheridan (My Left Foot, In America) returns to Ireland with this adaptation of Sebastian Barry’s acclaimed novel. Rose (played the inimitable Vanessa Redgrave) is the last patient remaining in a psychiatric hospital, firmly refusing transferal 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.

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.

If you can’t make this special screening The Secret Scripture goes on general release around Ireland on the 24th of March.