Spend an animated evening with RTÉ Radio 1 Arena cultural guru Seán Rocks and English-born (but Wicklow-dwelling) John Boorman, a filmmaker best known for his feature films DELIVERANCE, HOPE AND GLORY, THE GENERAL, QUEEN AND COUNTRY and more. The Oscar-nominated director’s debut novel, Crime of Passion (Liberties Press), is a strangely uplifting black comedy about a fictional director recovering from a failed movie. Boorman was originally approached to write a book about how to make a successful film. He started doing so – but the result struck him as dull and technical. He decided to tell the story another way: in the form of a novel. The cinematic book is the result, proving that solid storytelling transcends all mediums. Declan Power discusses the genesis of his book SIEGE OF JADOTVILLE (Maverick House), a captivating military account of Irish troops’ heroism against-all-odds in the Congo. Power’s long journey to achieve recognition for the veterans of Jadotville has culminated in his book’s adaptation to film as one of the biggest releases of the year by Netflix.
Tickets are €10/€8 concession.
Location: Main Theatre, Smock Alley Theatre