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The Secret Scripture

Opens Fri May 19 2017

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  • Opens Fri May 19 2017
  • 108 minutes
  • Director: Jim Sheridan
  • Cast: Rooney Mara, Theo James, Vanessa Redgrave
  • Ireland (2016)
  • Audio description headphones are supported for use during performances of this film


Based on Sebastian Barry’s 2008 novel, Jim Sheridan’s richly evocative drama stars Vanessa Redgrave as Roseanne McNulty, an elderly woman committed to the Roscommon Regional Mental Hospital 50 years earlier. With the hospital closing, Doctor Grene is sent to determine whether Roseanne is fit to be released. The discovery of her bible leads him to uncover the truth behind her terrible fate.

A filmmaker keenly aware of the nuances of human behaviour, Sheridan delivers a paean to his homeland, at once gorgeous in its lush depiction of Ireland’s west coast and dark in its revelation of this divisive chapter in its history.