Date(s) - 24/03/2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
Sunday 24 March, 2pm
Citizen Lane (Dir. Thadeus O’Sullivan, 2018) Dur. 80 mins.
This film will be introduced and followed by a discussion led by Alice Butler, writer and co-curator of aemi. Free, no booking is required.
Citizen Lane combines drama and documentary to tell the story of art collector, dealer, philanthropist and gallery director Hugh Lane, who founded The Municipal Gallery of Modern Art in 1908 (now Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane). Many of the scenes in the film were shot at The Hugh Lane. It features many of the works Lane collected which can be enjoyed for free by visitors to the gallery, now located on Parnell Square. These include Les Parapluies by Auguste Renoir, The Beach at Tourgeville-les-Sablons by Eugène Boudin and Jour d’Été by Berthe Morisot.
Citizen Lane was directed by Thaddeus O’Sullivan and written by Mark O’Halloran. It stars Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Hugh Lane. It also features Derbhle Crotty as Lady Augusta Gregory, Michael Gambon as Lord Ardilaun, Marty Rea as William Orpen and Leslie Conroy as Sarah Cecilia Harrison. The dramatic scenes are intercut with interviews from contemporary documentary contributors such as historians Roy Foster and Paul Rouse and art historian Morna O’Neill.