Roddy Doyle and film producer Lynda Myles will take part in a public conversation about the author's celebrated Barrytown film trilogy at the Irish Film Institute in Dublin next week.

Introduced by radio producer Doireann Ní Bhriain, When Roddy Met Lynda takes place on April 21 at 6.30pm and explores the collaboration which began in 1988 when Myles agreed to produce The Commitments.

The working relationship continued with further Doyle-related films, The Snapper, The Van and When Brendan Met Trudy.

Doyle and Myles will discuss their passion for film. Doyle has said that he has “never met anyone who loves cinema more than her.” There will also be consideration of the adaptability of the trilogy and the different approaches of the films’ directors. The discussion will be illustrated with the US cinema trailers.

The event is hosted in association with Dublin City Libraries’ Dublin: One City, One Book festival, which encourages everyone to read a book connected to the capital city throughout the month of April every year.

Tickets for When Roddy Met Lynda are priced €9.00 and are available from the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 or online at