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The Dead (John Huston, UK, Ireland, USA, 1987)

This sublime adaptation of the last story in James Joyce’s Dubliners is John Huston’s final film, and it is as beautiful, delicate, and moving an epitaph as any filmmaker could ever desire.
— TV Guide

2016 started on a bum note with the death of David Bowie on January 11 and pretty much went downhill from there. And so, to mark the end of what's been a terrible twelve months we thought something a little melancholy and thoughtful was in order. 

It is January 6, 1904 - the Feast of Epiphany - and Gabriel Conroy (Donal McCann) and his wife Greta (Angelica Huston) are attending a dinner party at the Dublin home of his elderly aunts. Over the course of the evening, as family and friends gather and reminisce, and as the snow falls outside, memories of the departed return to haunt the living. 

John Huston’s final film is a beautifully poignant adaptation of James Joyce’s short story of the same name – thought by many to be one of the greatest short stories in English literature. Hopefully you'll be able to join us raising a glass to GOOD RIDDANCE to 2016 and hoping for a better 2017.