JOHN BOORMAN VISITS THE IFI IN MARCH FOR A SPECIAL EVENT TO CELEBRATE NEW BOOK CONCLUSIONS
February 4th 2020: The IFI is proud to announce a special evening on Thursday, March 12th to celebrate the publication of John Boorman’s new book Conclusions. Featuring short films I Dreamt I Woke Up and Tree Poems, the event will also include a public interview. Tickets are now available here.
John Boorman is one of cinema’s authentic visionaries whose travels have taken him from London in the Blitz to the pinnacle of Hollywood success: the man behind films such as Point Blank, Deliverance, Excalibur, and Hope and Glory.
Conclusions continues the story of his life that Boorman began with Adventures of a Suburban Boy and shares what has happened since its publication: films made (such as the award-winning The General) and unmade; new knowledge about the craft of film-making; and, ultimately, the story of of his kith and kin, including the death of his cherished elder daughter.
Wielding a metaphorical Excalibur, Boorman’s career has been a continual search for the truth that only art can convey, and this memoir shows him at his finest.
Tickets costing €20, including a signed copy of Conclusions, are now on sale from www.ifi.ie or from the IFI Box Office on 01-6793477.
For more information, please contact Stephen Boylan at firstname.lastname@example.org. For interview availability, please contact Declan Heeney at email@example.com or 086-8320390.
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