The Irish Film Instuitute (IFI) has announced a special event on Thursday, March 12th to celebrate the publication of John Boorman’s new book Conclusions. Featuring screenings of short films I Dreamt I Woke Up and Tree Poems, the evening will also include a public interview with the Oscar-nominated director.
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.