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Samhain Festival 2023: Cinema – The Wicker Man

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Samhain Festival 2023: Cinema – The Wicker Man

October 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

This will be a very special, spooky cinema experience! Costumes are essential and there will be excellent prizes for the creepiest outfit.

When a young girl mysteriously disappears, Police Sergeant Howie travels to a remote Scottish island to investigate. But this pastoral community, led by the strange Lord Summerisle, is not what it seems as the devoutly religious detective soon uncovers a secret society of wanton lust and pagan blasphemy.

The Wicker Man is a 1973 British folk horror film directed by Robin Hardy and starring Edward Woodward, Britt Ekland, Diane Cilento, Ingrid Pitt, and Christopher Lee. The plot centres on the visit of a police officer, Sergeant Neil Howie, to the isolated Scottish island of Summerisle in search of a missing girl. Howie, a devout Christian, is appalled to find that the inhabitants of the island have abandoned Christianity and now practise a form of Celtic paganism.

The screenplay is by Anthony Shaffer, inspired by David Pinner’s 1967 novel Ritual, and Paul Giovanni composed the film score.

The Wicker Man is well-regarded by critics. Film magazine Cinefantastique described it as “The Citizen Kane of horror movies”, and in 2004, Total Film magazine named The Wicker Man the sixth-greatest British film of all time.

Directors: Robin Hardy
93mins | UK | 1973 | Cert: 16(IFCO

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October 27
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Visual Arts Centre
(059) 917 2400
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Visual@GB Shaw Theatre
Old Dublin Road
Carlow, Co Carlow R93 A3K1
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(059) 917 2400
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