Friday, May 12, 2017

[News Boquete] Sunday Movie - 1pm at Fenix Cafe (BCP Center) - "The Secret of Roan Inish" (1994 - Ireland)

The BCP Hex Room big screen TV is back, and so is working well, so our Sunday Movies are back on track! 

The movie is shown at The Fenix Cafe - which is a restaurant, so please, don't bring outside food and drinks to the event.  Rather, support our film series by patronizing the Cafe, and be sure to say hello to Joy Alexander, the owner of the Fenix Cafe, and Ana, her cook/waitress.  

As usual, food, drinks and popcorn will be available.  Early birds get the comfy sofas, but if you like, you can bring cushions for the hard restaurant chairs, or folding/camp chairs for more comfort. There is no admission charge, but we ask for voluntary donations to support the program and help pay for the video system. 

Below is a list of our films for May.  We will send out details about each film the week before the screening. 

  • May 14:  "The Secret of Roan Inish"  (1994 - Ireland)

  • May 21:  A Little Chaos  (2014 - U.K.)

  • May 28: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty  (2013 - USA) 

David Van Harn 
Boquete Film Club Curator 


The Secret of Roan Inish  (1994 - Ireland)  Rated PG-13  Link to trailer 
Description (From Wikipedia): 
The Secret of Roan Inish is a 1994 American/Irish independent film written and directed by John Sayles. It is based on the novel Secret of the Ron Mor Skerry, by Rosalie K. Fry.
It is centered on the Irish and Orcadian folklore of selkies—seals that can shed their skins to become human. The story, set on the west coast of Ireland, is about Fiona, a young girl who is sent to live with her grandparents and her cousin Eamon near the island of Roan Inish, where the selkies are rumored to reside. It is a family legend that her younger brother was swept away in his infancy and raised by a selkie. Part of the film takes place in Donegal.

It holds a 98% "Certified Fresh" and average rating of 7.8/10 on review site Rotten Tomatoes, based on 42 reviews. Critic Stephen Holden, film critic for The New York Times, liked the film's direction. He wrote, "The Secret of Roan Inish is the first film directed by Mr. Sayles that could be described as visually rhapsodic. Photographed by Haskell Wexler on Ireland's rugged northwestern seacoast, it is a cinematic tone poem in which man and nature, myth and reality flow together in a way that makes them ultimately indivisible. 

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