(2015) 112 mins

Director: John Crowley
Writers: Nick Hornby, from the novel by Colm Tóibín
Cinematography: Yves Bélanger
Production Design: François Séguin
Music: Michael Brook


In her best performance yet, Saoirse Ronan plays Eilis Lacey, an intelligent girl who, with few prospects of a decent job in 1950s Co Wexford, ups sticks and sails to America. Working in a department store and living in a girls’ rooming house in Brooklyn, Eilis overcomes her loneliness and gradually finds her feet. But just when evening classes in book-keeping and a romance with an Italian-American plumber (Emory Cohen) are holding out the prospect of a brighter future, Eilis is summoned back home by a tragedy. Another romance begins, this time with the local publican’s son Jim (Domhnall Gleeson), and Eilis must choose between two cultures.


Film starts at 7.30pm; refreshments and bar from 7pm
Admission £5, booking not necessary

Venue: Pelham Hall, Penallt, NP25 4AH. Map

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