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‘Michael Scott: A Changing Man’, Introduction by Ciarín Scott

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Irish Architecture Foundation

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Dublin 1

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In the context of Gavin Murphy’s exhibition ‘Double Movement’ at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, which looks at the history of Michael Scott’s famous Busáras building, the Irish Architecture foundation, in collaboration with the Irish film Institute and Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is pleased to present a special screening of ‘Michael Scott: A Changing Man’, Directed by Ciairín Scott.

As Ireland’s foremost 20th-century architect, Michael Scott was driven by a determination to elevate his country’s visual arts onto the world stage. A man of charm and vision he set out to change the face of post-war Dublin, and inspired a new generation of artists and architects. Yet Michael Scott’s vehemently modern outlook attracted no shortage of controversy amongst mid-century Ireland’s authoritarian, Catholic establishment. Award-winning director Ciarín Scott traces her father’s flamboyant and colourful life as he struggles with family pressures while fighting to bring visual modernity to the country he loved.

Ciarín Scott is an award winning Producer/Director whose first film John and the Magic Music Man (1976) won the Silver Medal, NY Film and Television Festival and the Grand Prix, Besancon Film Festival. During the 80s & 90s, she made over 50 award-winning commercials before returning to documentary.

Credits include Rosc, The Poetry of Vision (1979) (Special Gold Jury Prize, Houston Film Festival, Silver Medal, NY Film TV Festival, Jury Award, International Festival of Art Films, Paris), Michael Scott – A Changing Man (2006) (Nominated Best Arts Doc Celtic Film Festival) and her widely acclaimed Waiting for the Light (2008).

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