Fri 14 July | 11:00 | Pálás Screen 1

2023 | USA | 93’ | Documentary

William Faulkner was one of the greatest writers and one of the most influential, winning the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature. Faulkner’s novels have challenged generations of readers and inspired generations of writers around the world. Michael Modak-Truran’s The Past is Never Dead goes where other documentary filmmakers have feared to tread. It captures the complexity of Faulkner’s work, his life, and his contradictory views on race. The film will re-engage many viewers who have experienced his fiction and entice many others new to Faulkner to take the plunge.

Irish Premiere | Post Show discussion will follow

Director/Writer: Michael Modak-Truran
Producers: Anastasia Lampton, Jeremy Culver, Michael Modak-Truran
Cast: Eric Roberts, Skyler Adamas, Jack Fisher, Rose Lane Sanfilippo, Susan Hickman, Charleene Closshey, Marie A. Brooks, Amye Gousset

Principal funder