That They May Face the Rising Sun (15)

This beautiful adaptation of John McGahern’s last novel captures a year in the life of a rural lakeside community in late 70s Ireland. Writer Joe (Barry Ward) and artist Kate (Anna Bederke) have returned from London to live in a small, close-knit community in Ireland near to where Joe grew up. A year in their lives and those of their neighbours unfolds through the routines of work, play and the passing seasons.

A delicate, meditative exploration of ritual, community bonds, and the question of how best to live.

“…beautifully realised and quietly beguiling.” Screen Daily

Directed by Pat Collins.


Fri 3 – Thu 9 May open for priority booking for Friends of Number 8 only. On general sale from Fri 10 May onwards.

Monday 24 June - 11.00am & 7.30pm; Tuesday 25 June - 7.30pm

Tickets: £9.00 (£8.50)
(plus 80p per ticket if booked online)

1hr 51mins, cert 15