Moondance (1995)
St Peter’s Church, Castletownbere
8pm, Thursday August 9th
Free (donations to the Parkinson’s Association of Ireland)

The 1995 film Moondance was adapted for the screen by Beara resident Mark Watters, from a novel by Francis Stuart called The White Hare.

Much of Moondance was shot around the Beara peninsula.

The film was directed by the German, Dagmar Hirtz, and starred Marianne Faithfull as the often absent mother of two boys, Dominic (Ruaidhri Conroy) and Patrick (Ian Shaw), whose idyllic rural upbringing is disturbed by the arrival of Anya, an alluring German tutor played by Julia Brendler.

Moondance featured several classic songs by Van Morrison, including the title track, as performed by Brian Kennedy, and Faithfull’s interpretation of Madame George.