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Huston Guest session: Kevin Toolis: “The Wonders of the Irish Wake and other Adventures in the Screen Trade.”

October 26 @ 2:30 pm

Details

Date:
October 26
Time:
2:30 pm

Venue

‘Huston Main’, Huston School of Film & Digital Media
NUI Galway Ireland

Organizer

Sean Crosson
Email:
sean.crosson@nuigalway.ie

Huston Guest session: Kevin Toolis: “The Wonders of the Irish Wake and other Adventures in the Screen Trade.” 

Thursday October 26, 2.30pm, Huston Main.

The award-winning filmmaker and writer Kevin Toolis will speak in the Huston School of Film & Digital Media on Thursday, 26 October 2017 at 2.30pm.

The event is organised by Aonad Léann na Cumarsáide, Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge in association with the Huston School of Film & Digital Media.

 

A BAFTA award-winner (for his ethical thriller, Complicit (2013)), Toolis has also been nominated for an Emmy for his documentary ‘Cult of the Suicide Bomber’ (2006), an extraordinary examination of the origins and motivations of the modern-day suicide bomber.  His books include Rebel Hearts concerning the IRA and he has contributed as a journalist to the New York Times, the Observer and the Guardian.  His drama ‘The Confessions of Gordon Brown’ was staged on the West End in London in 2013.  Weidenfeld & Nicolson published his most recent this year My Father’s Wake, a moving meditation on death and a celebration of the traditional Irish way of mourning the dead.