We are so delighted to announce that after our screening of her latest film, Float Like a Butterfly, Carmel Winters will be in conversation with the esteemed filmmaker, Pat Murphy.
Pat Murphy‘s early work emerged from the radical, creative upheavals which defined Hornsey and the Royal College of Art in the 1970s. Her graduate film Rituals of Memory was screened at the Hayward Gallery Film As Film exhibition. In 1977 she was awarded a scholarship to the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program. Her first feature, Maeve (BFI/RTE) opened the Edinburgh Film Festival in 1981 and won the Best Irish Film Award in Cork later that year. It was the first BFI film to be presented at the Venice Film Festival. Anne Devlin, her second feature also represented Ireland at many international festivals. Nora (2000) an award winning, international co-production, starred Ewan McGregor and Susan Lynch. Her most recent film Tana Bana won an audience award at JDIFF Dublin International Film Festival in 2015. Pat has curated major film and seminar programmes for the Irish Museum of Modern Art and the Irish Film Centre. In 1992, Pat made a film installation for the Strokestown Famine Museum. A founder Board Member of CIRCLES Women’s Distribution Collective and of the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland, Pat was elected to Aosdana in 2002. She was a Lecturer in Film Studies at QUB from 2005-09. From 2010 to 2015, she was Associate Arts Professor in Graduate Film at NYU Tisch Asia in Singapore. Pat has been Arts Council/University College Cork Film Artist in Residence for the year 2018-2019.