THE SECRET OF KELLS
Showing: August TBC
Director: Directors: Tomm Moore & Nora Twomey
Cast: Evan McGuire, Brendan Gleeson, Mick Lally
Venue: Kilkeel Harbour
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Runtime: 1hr 15min
Inspired by archival footage of Vikings in Kilkeel, this family friendly, Viking themed event will have a screening of The Secret Of Kells created by Kilkenny-based company Cartoon Saloon, arts and crafts and face painting.
Dressing up encouraged! Oscar nomination - Best Animated Feature Film of the Year 2009 Fantasy/Adventure ‧ 1h 18m In the remote Irish woods, Cellach prepares a fortress for an impending attack by a Viking war party. Unbeknown to Cellach, his young nephew Brendan - who has no taste for battle - works secretly as an apprentice in the scriptorium of the local monastery, learning the ancient art of calligraphy. As the Vikings approach, revered illuminator Aidan arrives at the monastery and recruits Brendan to complete a series of dangerous, magical tasks.
This screening is organised by Newcastle Community Cinema, Strand Arts Centre and Northern Ireland Screen Digital Film Archive.
Archive footage will also include footage of Kilkeel Prawn Festival.