Thursday 28 September 2017, 7pm
Robert Emmet Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College

After the major critical and box-office success of his 1972 thriller Deliverance, director John Boorman was given free reign on Zardoz, his subsequent personal project, which he also wrote and produced. Starring Sean Connery and Charlotte Rampling, it is an extraordinary example of a post apocalyptic sci-fi odyssey. After receiving wildly mixed reviews on its initial release, it has since attained a cult following. 

The filming took place on location in Wicklow, where Boorman still lives. The county is also the home of artist Brendan Earley, who has selected the film to be screened on the occasion of his current solo exhibition back of beyond. To introduce the film, Earley will discuss his interest in the director in relation to the show and his practice. He will be joined by academic Richard Howard, whose main area of research is science fiction within an Irish context. 

All are welcome and admission is free, there is no need to book a place. 

Please click here for Brendan Earley's contribution to Primer, a new series of reference lists compiled by artists at the invitation of the Gallery. 

Image: Still from Zardoz, dir. John Boorman, 1974, 101 mins. Screened courtesy of GFD Film Library, Dublin.