Galway UNESCO City of Film will welcome Academy Award-nominated Irish director Lenny Abrahamson to Galway on Saturday November 12th. The event is in association with GMIT and the Huston School of Film & Digital Media, with support from the BAI and the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. Lenny will take part in an interview about his work with Conn Holohan, Director of the Huston School of Film & Digital Media, NUI Galway.

Abrahamson is one of Ireland’s most prolific directors and has directed some of Ireland’s best loved films including Adam and Paul and Garage. In 2016, he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Director for Room, an adaptation of Emma O’Donoghue’s novel of the same name. The film was also nominated for Best Picture with lead actress, Brie Larson, winning the Best Actress Award.

Abrahamson just completed TV series Chance for Hulu, which stars Hugh Laurie. He is currently attached to an adaptation of Laird Hunt’s Civil War novel Neverhome; an adaptation of Sarah Waters’ The Little Stranger with Frank star Domhnall Gleeson; an adaptation of Neal Bascomb’s upcoming book The Grand Escape, and a biography of boxer Emile Griffith, based on the book A Man’s World: The Double Life Of Emile Griffith. The last one is set to be his next project as he is currently working with Irish world champion former boxer Barry McGuigan and his fighter Carl Frampton to get more insight on the sport.

Galway City of Film is proud to welcome Abrahamson to Galway and hopes that people can join them for a filmophile’s afternoon in November.

The interview takes place at 1pm on Saturday November 12th in Theatre 1000, GMIT Main Campus, Dublin Road. Tickets are €5 and available online now.

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