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Film Festival – That They May Face the Rising Sun (108 minutes)

Date(s) - 03/03/24
4:30 pm

Century Theater


Based on the final novel from John McGahern, one of Ireland’s greatest novelists who is called “the successor to James Joyce.”

“…feels like a moment frozen in time.” Loud and Clear Reviews

Joe and Kate returned from London five years ago (late ‘70s), to settle where Joe grew up, and are now fully a part of their small Irish lakeside town. They find a way of life in rural Ireland that has remained unchanged for a thousand years.  A society where neighbors help each other with all the big jobs of the farming year – lambing, shearing, saving hay, cutting turf – all ending in a harvest dance…along with visiting each other’s houses to share food, gossip and a few drams of whiskey. This was life before the Information Age.

Directed by Pat Collins

Produced by Tina O’Reilly and Brendan J. Byrne

Colorado Premiere