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Screening Ireland: A Life in Film with Lenny Abrahamson
October 14, 2022 @ 4:30 pmFree
Visiting Leonard L. Milberg ’53 Professor in Irish Letters and Chair of the Fund for Irish Studies Fintan O’Toole interviews Academy Award-nominated and Irish Film and Television Award-winning director Lenny Abrahamson on his career in film. Abrahamson is director of the critically acclaimed 2015 film Room, starring Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay, nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. He also directed Normal People, a 12-episodes series for BBC, Hulu and RTE, adapted by and based on Sally Rooney’s Man Booker longlisted novel of the same name, for which he earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series.
About the Artist
Lenny Abrahamson is the director of the critically-acclaimed film Room, starring Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Some of Abrahamson’s other work includes: Garage, Adam and Paul, What Richard Did, The Little Stranger and Frank.
Recently, Abrahamson directed Sally Rooney’s Conversations with Friends, a 12-episode, 30-minute series for BBC and Hulu starring Alison Oliver and Joe Alwyn. He also directed Normal People, a 12-episodes series for BBC, Hulu and RTE, adapted by and based on Sally Rooney’s Man Booker long-listed novel of the same name that was released in 2020, for which he was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series.
Tickets & Details
The event is free and open to the public. No advance tickets or registration required.
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