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Cinema Sundays! Special Bloomsday Event – The Dead
June 15, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
In association with the
Writers of the Mendocino Coast
Set in Dublin, Ireland, The Dead follows Gabriel Conroy during the 1904 annual holiday gathering of his matronly aunts. It is a night of insecurities, mis-steps, discomfort and epiphany for Gabriel who realizes, after years of marriage, he really doesn’t know his wife or her past as well as he thought he did. The Dead follows him through the ups and downs of his emotions, deciding whether it would be better to die young or old, to be gone and remembered or alive with diminished importance.
This 1987 adaptation of James Joyce’s short story, The Dead, from the story collection, Dubliners, was, ironically, the final film directed by John Huston before his own death in 1987 and was a family effort for the Hustons…his esteemed son, Tony, wrote the screenplay for the movie and his beloved daughter, Anjelica, stars as Gretta Conroy, wife to the anguished Gabriel played by Donal McCann.
Join us for this special Bloomsday event, Sunday, June 15 (Father’s Day) @ 3 pm @ Fort Bragg Library.
**Participants are encouraged to dress in the style of the original event, June 16, 1904.
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