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FILM: The Dead

The Dead (1987)             Wednesday, March 13, 2pm
The final film of director John Huston is based on the closing story of James Joyce's Dubliners. Anjelica Huston is Gretta Conroy, the niece by marriage of turn-of-century Irish spinsters Kate and Julia Morkan. At a celebratory supper. Gretta is prodded into remembering a long-dead love. She tearfully reveals to her husband that the boy may well have died on her behalf. Her tale bespeaks the sentiment shared by James Joyce: no matter how long in their graves, the dead will always influence the living.
Stars: Anjelica Huston, Donal McCann, Helena Carroll   PG | 1h 23min | Drama