Irish Studies Film Series: The Secret of Kells – April 20, 7 p.m.

The Irish In Film presents The Secret of Kells
Presenter: Dr. Marice Rose, Visual & Performing Arts

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? (from

Irish film series sponsored by Fairfield University’s Irish Studies Program and the College of Arts & Sciences. All films will be shown on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Multimedia Room. Admission is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, please call (203) 254-4000, ext. 3021.