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19th June, 2019
In association with Irish Film London
Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect
Director: Mark Noonan. Producer: John Flahive.
Ireland | Documentary/Biography | 82mins
Screening followed by Q&A with the film’s producer John Flahive and award-winning Irish architect Angela Brady OBE
Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect is a biographical profile of the enigmatic Pritzker Prize winning Irish-American architect who was still working up to the age of 96. He sadly passed away this year.
Director Mark Noonan (You’re Ugly Too) takes a highly creative multi-layered approach to the subject examining Roche’s life and work in the context of many key architectural questions. The film combines Roche’s personal reflections and philosophy with highly cinematic representations of his architecture to create a uniquely poetic visual portrait.
Some of Roche’s best known work includes the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the revolutionary Oakland Museum of California, the Ford Foundation and United Nations Plaza in Manhattan, A Centre For the Arts at the Wesleyan University, corporate campuses for Bouygues in Paris and Banco Santander in Madrid. His only Irish building, the Convention Centre Dublin went through a lengthy stop-start planning process but finally got the go ahead and opened in 2010
This event is run in association with Irish Film London, with the support of the Emigrant Support Programme and Culture Ireland. For more info about Irish Film London please visit www.irishfilmlondon.com