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Start Date: 23/05/2022
End Date: 23/05/2022
Time of Event: 1pm
Ticket Price: Free but ticketed
Public or Private: Public
Online or In-Person: In-Person
Event Venue: Ballina Arts Centre
Event Street Address: Barrett St
Address line 2: Carrowcushlaun West
Event Town/City: Ballina
Organised By: Ballina Arts Centre
Contact Phone No: 09673593
Start Date: 23/05/2022
End Date: 23/05/2022
Ticket Price: Free but ticketed
This Event is: Public
Online or In-person? In-Person
Event Venue: Ballina Arts Centre
Event Street Address: Barrett St
Address line 2: Carrowcushlaun West
Event Town/City: Ballina
Organised By: Ballina Arts Centre
Contact Phone No: 09673593

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Bealtaine: The Secret Scripture
Monday 23rd May, 1pm
(Dir: Jim Sheridan, Ireland¸ 2016, 108 mins)

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.

Presented as part of Age & Opportunity’s Bealtaine Festival – Ireland’s national celebration of the arts and creativity as we age. Admission: free, but booking is essential.

Principal Funders:

  • Link to HSE website
  • Link to Arts Council website