Michael Collins Then & Now

Thu 27 May at 7:00 pm - Thu 27 May at 8:00 pm
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In 1996, Neil Jordan (The Crying Game, Interview with the Vampire) directed Michael Collins, a biopic focusing on the life of the Irish revolutionary. The film won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, and remains a much-loved depiction of an influential time in history.

25 years later, Ireland is a very different place. Hear from Neil Jordan and UCD Professor of Modern History Diarmaid Ferriter as they examine the genesis of this story, what Ireland was like when it was released, and how much has changed now. UCD Associate Professor Jorie Lagerwey, Head of UCD Film Studies, will lead this fascinating conversation on the many interconnections between history and film.

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