he is a re-imagining of the life of one of the greatest screen comedians the world has ever known: a man who knew both adoration and humiliation; who loved, and was loved in turn; who betrayed, and was betrayed; who never sought to cause pain to others, yet left a trail of affairs and broken marriages in his wake.
he is Stan Laurel.
This special event will include screenings of two Laurel and Hardy films, The Music Box and Busy Bodies, plus a Q&A with John Connolly, hosted by Andrew Mangan. John Connolly will also sign copies of he for ticketholders following the screenings, and books will be available for purchase at the event.
John Connolly was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1968 and studied English at Trinity College, Dublin and journalism at Dublin City University, subsequently spending five years working as a freelance journalist for The Irish Times newspaper, to which he continues to contribute.
His first novel, Every Dead Thing, was published in 1999, and introduced the character of Charlie Parker; so far Connolly has published twenty-six titles in the Charlie Parker series.
Tickets for this screening + book signing are available now from the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 or online at www.ifi.ie.