Celebrate your Irish heritage...
...with family film favorites!
The Secret of Kells(2010) Young Brendan lives in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids. But a new life of adventure beckons when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from foreign lands carrying an ancient but unfinished book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers.To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide. It is here that he meets the fairy Aisling, a mysterious young wolf-girl, who helps him along the way. But with the barbarians closing in, will Brendan's determination and artistic vision illuminate the darkness and show that enlightenment is the best fortification against evil?Nominated for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year at the Academy Awards. Winner of the Audience Award and Cristal Award for Best Animated Feature at Annecy International Animated Film Festival. Winner of the Audience Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.Check out DVD from RPL.Stream it on Kanopy.Stream it on Hoopla.
The Secret of Roan Inish (1995)Young Fiona lives with her grandparents in a small fishing village where she takes an active role to unravel the mysterious secrets of the sea and selkie folklore.Official Selection at the Sundance Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival.Check out DVD from RPL.Stream from Kanopy.Stream from Hoopla.
Zoo (2018)Based on a true story, 12 year old Tom (Art Parkinson) and his misfit friends fight to save Buster the baby elephant during the air raids on Belfast in 1941.Winner of the Films4Families Youth Jury Award at the Seattle International Film Festival.Stream on Kanopy.