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Architecture+Film Series: Talking to My Father

February 26, 2016
Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg

Friday February 26th, 7 p.m.

Architecture+Film Series, Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street

Talking to My Father

Ireland, 2014

Sé Merry Doyle

Introduced by Irish Architectural Historian Paul Clerkin.

Advance tickets encouraged

Modern architecture in Ireland reached a high point in the early ’60s and one of its most celebrated figures was Robin Walker. Robin studied under Le Corbusier and later worked alongside Mies van der Rohe in Chicago. Upon his return to Ireland he became a key agent in the shaping of the emerging modern nation. Looking again to Dublin’s streets which he has so faithfully recorded in earlier works (James Gandon, A Life; Alive, Alive Oh!), Sé Merry Doyle follows his son, Simon Walker, a quarter of a century after Robin’s death. The film allows Walker’s buildings to speak for themselves, taking us with Simon in his search for Robin’s architecture of place.

Sponsored by Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and  the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation

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