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The Secret Scripture

The hidden memoir of an elderly woman confined to a mental hospital reveals the history of her passionate yet tortured life, and of the religious and political upheavals in Ireland during the 1920s and ’30s in the latest work from Jim Sheridan (My Left Foot, In the Name of the Father). Based on Sebastian Barry’s acclaimed 2008 novel, this is a powerful story of love, loss, and belated redemption beautifully performed by a notable cast. Shifting elegantly between past and present, The Secret Scripture immerses us in the history of Ireland’s political tensions and the struggles women have confronted there.