Academy Award-winning writer and director Neil Jordan joins us to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his landmark drama that explores timely issues of nationality, gender and sexuality. Following a screening of The Crying Game, Jordan will discuss the making of the film and why it has retained its urgency and currency.
Neil Jordan was born in County Sligo, Ireland. He made his feature debut as writer-director with Angel (82). His many features include The Company of Wolves (84), The Crying Game (92), which won the Academy Award® for Best Original Screenplay, Interview With the Vampire (94), Michael Collins (96), The Butcher Boy (97), The End of the Affair (99), The Good Thief (02), Breakfast on Pluto (05), Ondine (09) and Byzantium (12).
Since 2012, Andrew Murphy has been the Director of Programming at Inside Out. While leading the artistic direction for the Toronto and Ottawa LGBT Film Festivals as well as year-round initiatives, he initiated the organization's Industry program, including the launch of the world's first LGBTQ film financing forum. Prior to Inside Out, Murphy was Programming Manager for the Atlantic Film Festival. During his tenure, he created its youth film festival, ViewFinders, as well as securing films for galas, special presentations, genre and queer content. He has previously served on the jury for Berlinale’s Teddy Award and for Cardiff's Iris Prize.