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Movie Night: The Secret of Roan Inish FRIDAY!

March 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Secret of Roan Inish is a 1994 independent fantasy-adventure film written and directed by John Sayles. It is based on the 1957 novel Secret of the Ron Mor Skerry, by Rosalie K. Fry.

Friday, March 24 · 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

  • St Francis Room, UICC
  • 6:30 PM Doors Open & Pizza Party
  • 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Movie
  • Suggested Donation $10 (for Pizza & Soft Drink)

It is centered on the Irish and Orcadian folklores of selkies—seals that can shed their skins to become human. The story, set on the west coast of Ulster in the north-west of Ireland, is about Fiona, a young girl who is sent to live with her grandparents and her cousin Eamon near the island of Roan Inish, where the selkies are rumored to reside. It is a family legend that her younger brother was swept away in his infancy and raised by a selkie. Part of the film takes place in Donegal Town.



March 24
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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