The Humanitas Visiting Professorship in Film and Television 2016-17 is Lenny Abrahamson who will be hosting a range of events on 'The Uncertain Filmmaker'. This event is a screening of Garage (2007) followed by a panel discussion.
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The Humanitas Visiting Professorship in Film and Television has been made possible by the generous support of the Woodward Charitable Trust.
Humanitas is a series of Visiting Professorships at Oxford intended to bring leading practitioners and scholars to the University to address major themes in the arts, social sciences, and humanities. Created by the late Lord Weidenfeld, the Programme is managed and funded by the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust with the support of a series of generous benefactors.
About Lenny Abrahamson
Dublin-born Lenny Abrahamson is the director of the critically acclaimed Room which explores the life of a woman held in captivity for seven years. Room was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and won Best Actress for Brie Larson. His previous feature film Frank, starring Domhnall Gleeson, Michael Fassbender, and Maggie Gyllenhaal received high praise at the 2014 Sundance Festival for its darkly humorous telling of an enigmatic frontman, Frank, who always wears a giant fake head.
Prior to that, his first full-length film, the downbeat Adam & Paul won Best Feature Film award at the 2004 Galway Film Festival. His second film, Garage (2007) was selected for the Director's Fortnight at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, as well as winning the awards for Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actor at the 2008 Irish Film and Television Awards. His film What Richard Did (2012) was released to critical acclaim, featuring at the Toronto, London, and Tribeca film festivals. Lenny is currently developing a number of projects including The Little Stranger a film based on Sarah Waters' novel, with Potboiler and Film4, and Neverhome, an adaptation of Laird Hunt's civil war novel.