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Lecture: “A Terrible Beauty Televised: The Irish Revolution in Film” by Lance Pettitt

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29th May

Spring Lecture Series

THE DECADE OF CENTENARIES: IRELAND IN 1919

Tonights Lecture

“A Terrible Beauty Televised: The Irish Revolution in Film”
By Lance Pettit

Starts 7pm

Tickets £5

 

This lecture explores the way in which RTE’s “Insurrection” (1966) portrayed the inaugural moment of a seminal period in Irish history (1916-1921). Scripted in London by Hugh Leonard, its newsroom style and location shooting in Dublin was directed by Louis Lentin. With RTE archives at its heart, the lecture explores the planning and production difficulties of this eight-part mini-series and uses viewers letters to gauge its reception in Ireland, London and further afield. A clip from Episode 2 will be shown and “Insurrection” will be set in the context of other film representations of the Anglo-Irish War, including those screened in 2016, such as Aille an Uafais.

Lance Pettitt is an Associate Research Fellow and tutor at Birkbeck, University of London and Chair of the Irish Film Festival, London. Details at www.lancepettitt.com

 

A ‘Terrible Beauty’ Televised: Screen afterlives of 1916

This lecture explores the way in which RTE’s Insurrection (1966) portrayed the inaugural moment of a seminal period in Irish political history (1916-21). Scripted in London by Hugh Leonard, its newsroom style and location shooting in Dublin was directed by Louis Lentin. With RTE archives at its heart, the lecture explores the planning and production difficulties of this 8-part mini-series and uses viewers letters to gauge its reception in Ireland, London and further afield. A clip from Episode 2 will be shown and Insurrection will be set the context of other film representations of the Anglo-Irish war, including those screened in 2016, such as Áille an Uafáis (2016).

Details

Date:
29th May
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

The Irish Cultural Centre
5 Black's Road
Hammersmith, W6 9DT United Kingdom

Organiser

Irish Cultural Centre
Phone:
020 85638232
Website:
irishculturalcentre.co.uk