Legendary film director John Boorman is in conversation with Declan Power and Sean Rocks this Friday. The event will take place in Smock Alley and is part of the Dublin book Festival which opens today.
We have two tickets to give away to one lucky winners for this event on November 11th at Smock Alley Theatre.
To be in with a chance of winning, answer the following question: Who directed the film Deliverance? [Hint: Answer below]
Email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org, mark the subject line of the mail Boorman Competition and include your name and day time phone number. All entrants must be over 18 and tickets are non-transferable. Closing date for entries is Friday the 11th of Nov at 9am. There will be a further chance to win on Twitter.
John Boorman with Declan Power in Conversation with Seán Rocks – Smock Alley – Friday, 11 November – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spend an animated evening with RTÉ Radio 1’s Arena cultural guru Seán Rocks and English-born (but Wicklow-dwelling) John Boorman, a filmmaker best known for his feature films Deliverance, Hope and Glory, The General, Queen and Country and more.
The Oscar-nominated director’s debut novel Crime of Passion (Liberties Press) is a strangely uplifting black comedy about a fictional director recovering from a failed movie. Boorman was originally approached to write a book about how to make a successful film. He started doing so – but the result struck him as dull and technical. He decided to tell the story another way: in the form of a novel. The cinematic book is the result, proving solid storytelling transcends all mediums.
Declan Power discusses the genesis of his book Siege at Jadotville (Maverick House), a captivating military account of Irish troops’ heroism against-all-odds in the Congo, and its recent adaptation to film.