"The Celtic Way," a film written, produced and directed by SMC Regent Lauren Speeth ’89, was shown at a special advance screening at Saint Mary’s College on January 26, 2013, before an audience packed with SMC trustees, regents and other community members.
The film, an evocative and musically rich portrait of Ireland's history and legends, traces the roots of Celtic spirituality. SMC President Brother Ronald Gallagher has a prominent role in the film as an interpreter of Irish history. The film, shot on location in famed Irish sites such as Tara, Newgrange and Glenstal Abbey, will eventually be released in both standard movie format and 3-D.
Speeth is the CEO of Elfenworks, which provides support to nonprofit organizations. She is also a musician and author of Tracks of Hope, a book that addresses the issues of poverty and inequality.