Irish Popcorn: Bram Stoker agus Dracula
October 28, 2020
Solas Nua's Irish Popcorn! film series and NYU Washington, DC present
Bram Stoker agus Dracula, a film by Dearcán Media
2011 | Documentary | Runtime: 51 minutes | Irish & English
Bram Stoker agus Dracula looks at the remarkable life of Dublin born Bram Stoker, and the extent to which his Irish background had an influence on the creation of Dracula, his best-known work, and one of the most recognizable characters in world literature. Stoker himself remains relatively unknown, despite the global reach of Dracula, and despite a growing interest in the author over a centenary since his death.
NYU DC Dialogues, the John Brademas Center, and Solas Nua co-hosted this screening over Zoom. Registration was required.
The post-film discussion featured:
- Dacre Stoker - Great-grand nephew of Irish author Bram Stoker, author, sportsman and filmmaker.
Dacre Stoker is the great grand-nephew of Bram Stoker and the international best-selling co-author of Dracula the Un-Dead (Dutton, 2009), the official Stoker family endorsed sequel to Dracula. Dacre is also the co-editor (with Elizabeth Miller) of The Lost Journal of Bram Stoker: The Dublin Years (Robson Press, 2012). His latest novel, Dracul, a prequel to Dracula, released in October 2018 co-authored with JD Barker, has been sold to Putnam in North America, Penguin Random House in the UK, and additional publishers in France, Spain, Italy, Hungary, Brazil, Serbia, Taiwan, Turkey, Vietnam, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Portugal, and Poland with film rights purchased by Paramount Studios.
A native of Montreal, Canada, Dacre taught Physical Education and Sciences for twenty-two years, in both Canada and the U.S. He has participated in the sport of Modern Pentathlon as an athlete and a coach at the international and Olympic levels for Canada for 12 years. He is also an avid player and coach of the unique game of Real Tennis. In May of 2016 an athlete he has been coaching for the past 4 years, Camden Riviere, won the World Championships of Court Tennis. He currently lives in Aiken, SC, together with his wife Jenne they manage the Bram Stoker Estate.