Bealtaine: The Secret Scripture
As part of the Age & Opportunity’s Bealtaine Festival, Ballina Arts Centre is showing The Secret Scripture, Jim Sheridan’s adaption 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. This is a touching and poignant story, underpinned by anger at Rose’s treatment and that of so many women of her time. The Secret Scripture will be screened on Monday 23rd May, 1pm at Ballina Arts Centre. Admission Free. Booking essential.