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Louis Lentin – 29 Mar
29th March 2012 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Theatre, film and documentary maker Louis Lentin will situate his own television work, specifically his ground breaking production for television, of Dear Daughter in the wider the role of Irish documentary in film and television. Ireland has experienced dramatic shifts in its social and political make-up in recent decades which has been directly reflected and shaped by the media. Lentin’s work is one of a range of perspectives in the diverse landscape of Irish documentary making.
The recent publication of Documentary in a Changing State looks back over the last two decades through the prism of documentary to get a snap shot of the dramatic shifts and upheavals in Irish society, socially, culturally and politically it includes an interview with Lentin. The book will be on sale at a discount for members after the talk.
Louis Lentin is a theatre, film and television director. He was born in Limerick, Ireland, in 1933 and worked for over forty years in the arts in Ireland. He founded Art Theatre Productions in 1959 and was responsible for the first Irish productions of Krapp’s Last Tape and Endgame. RTÉ Head of Drama Hilton Edwards asked him to work in RTÉ. In 1975, he received a Jacob’s Award for his direction of three television plays broadcast on RTÉ in the previous year: Aleksei Arbuzov’s The Promise, Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage, and Jean Anouilh’s The Rehearsal (“La Répétition ou l’Amour puni”).Louis Lentin was also involved in founding Israeli television. Lentin is a member of Aosdána.