Monday, June 17, 6:30 pm
Full Frame Theater, American Tobacco Campus
Masterfully weaving together elements of documentary and drama, Citizen Lane delivers a vivid and captivating portrait of Hugh Lane, one of the most fascinating and enigmatic figures in modern Irish history. The complicated art collector, portrayed by Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Love/Hate, Avengers: Infinity War), was a man of contradictions, infuriatingly parsimonious or extraordinarily generous, a professed nationalist and a knight of the realm; a monumental snob and a fearless campaigner for access to the arts. Scenes depicting Lane’s life, especially his efforts to build a gallery of modern art in Dublin and the controversy that followed his untimely death are interspersed with historical footage and interviews with scholarly experts such as art historian Morna O’Neill from Wake Forest University.
O’Neill, who was a Fellow at the Center in 2012–13, is the author of the new book Hugh Lane: The Art Market and the Art Museum, 1893–1915. She will introduce the film and host a post-screening Q&A.