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John McGahern Tribute

AWARD WINNING NOVELIST COLM TOIBIN WILL PRESENT IRISH FILM ARCHIVE TRIBUTE TO JOHN McGAHERN AT THE IRISH FILM INSTITUTE ON APRIL 1ST 2007

On the first anniversary of his death, this is a rare chance to see adaptations of McGahern’s work by two of Ireland’s leading directors, Cathal Black and Kieran Hickey, as well as Carlo Gebler’s adaptations of McGahern for RTE. Writer and friend of McGahern Colm Toibin will introduce this special tribute.

THE PROGRAMME [11am – 3pm] Talk by Colm Toibin
WHEELS (1976), directed by Cathal Black, tells the story of a midlands small farmer’s son who returns to his birthplace from the city.
THE ROCKINGHAM SHOOT (1987), directed by Kieran Hickey was scripted as an original work for the screen by John McGahern. Set in rural Ireland in the 1950s, Aidan O’Reilly (Bosco Hogan) is an intensely nationalistic teacher with a deep loathing of British society.

[Break for lunch]

THE LOST HOUR (1982), directed by Sean Cotter and adapted from The Leave-taking, tells the story of a young boy’s (Tom Murphy) experience of his mother’s illness and death from cancer in 1950s rural Ireland).
THE KEY (1983), from a screenplay Carlo Gebler, this is a sequel to The Lost Hour and is based on the short story the Bomb Box.

McGAHERN ON FILM takes place at the Irish Film Institute, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 on April 1st, 2007 running from 11am – 3pm.

Tickets for IFI members are a special €10 for the entire programme

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