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‘The Secret of Kells’ film discussion
May 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Secret of Kells (2009)
Magic, fantasy, and Celtic mythology come together in a riot of color and detail that dazzle the eyes in a sweeping story about the power of imagination and faith to carry humanity through dark times. In a remote medieval outpost of Ireland, young Brendan embarks on a new life of adventure when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from foreign lands carrying a book brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide. It is here that he meets the falry Aisling, a mysterious young wolf-girl, who helps him along the way. But with the barbarians closing in, will Brendan’s determination and artistic vision illuminate the darkness and show that enlightenment is the best fortification against evil?
Director: Tomm Moore
Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Liam Hourican, Evan McGuire
Genres: Kids, Arthouse, Science Fiction, Animation, Adventure
You’ll watch the movie at home and then join Irish film expert Prof. Joan Fitzpatrick Dean for a Zoom discussion on Thursday. RSVP to receive the Zoom invitation. Donations are encouraged!