Stephen Frears kicks off his visit to NUI Galway today with a screening of Philomena, which Frears will discuss alongside his previous work in an extended guest session on Thursday. His visit culminates with a filmmaking workshop on Friday, 6th November.
Wednesday, November 4th, 5.30pm Main Room, Huston School, NUI Galway.
Philomena is based on the book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by journalist Martin Sixsmith. Starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, it tells the true story of Philomena Lee’s 50-year-long search for her forcibly adopted son, and Sixsmith’s efforts to help her find him. The film was nominated in four categories at the 86th Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay for Coogan and Pope, Best Actress for Dench, and Best Original Score for Desplat.
Thursday, November 5th, 2.30pm Main Room, Huston School, NUI Galway.
Frears has directed many critically acclaimed British, American and Irish feature films since the 1980s including My Beautiful Laundrette, Dangerous Liaisons, High Fidelity,The Queen, including two written by Roddy Doyle – The Snapper and The Van. Stephen Frears will discuss Philomena and his previous work in an extended guest session. Please RSVP: email@example.com
Thursday, November 5th, 5.30pm Main Room, Huston School, NUI Galway.
An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong’s performances during the Tour de France victories are fuelled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong.
Friday, November 6th, 10.0am Main Room, Huston School, NUI Galway.
Stephen Frears – Filmmaking workshop
This workshop is intended primarily for students on the Screenwriting, Production & Direction, Film Studies MA programmes. If there are others with filmmaking experience who wish to participate please email requests for attendance to firstname.lastname@example.org