That They May Face the Rising Sun

Ireland/UK, Feature Film, 2023, 108 min

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. Subtitled.

Directed by Pat Collins

Colorado Premiere

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Venues: The Boulder Theater; Grace Commons Church, 1820 15th Street; Boulder High; Cinemark Century Boulder 1, 1700 29th St.; Cinemark Century Boulder 2, 1700 29th St.; eTown Hall; Longmont Museum’s Stewart Auditorium