Bobby Sands: 66 Days Irish Premiere at Galway Film Fleadh This Week

Posted July 5, 2016 by Suzanne Murray in News
Bobby Sands 66 Days
Bobby Sands 66 Days

Following on from its world premiere at the prestigious HotDocs festival earlier this year the much anticipated documentary Bobby Sands: 66 Days will have its Irish premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh this Friday at 4pm in the Town Hall Theatre.

BOBBY SANDS: 66 DAYS, directed by Brendan J Byrne, is a cinematic portrait of the Irish Republican martyr’s epic 66-day hunger strike that grabbed the world’s attention in the early 1980’s.

At 17, Bobby Sands was interested in girls, soccer and music. Ten years later he led a prison protest against the conditions in Northern Ireland’s infamous H-Blocks that grabbed the attention of the whole world. The film is the story of his hunger strike in what became the epicentre of one of the most defining moments of the conflict in Northern Ireland.

The screening at the Fleadh will be followed by what promises to be a riveting Q&A with director Byrne, Danny Morrison, writer, commentator and former Republican prisoner and Irish Times journalist Fintan O’Toole. The Q&A will take place in the Rowing Club straight after the screening. This is a free event.

The film was produced by Trevor Birney and Brendan J Byrne for Belfast based Fine Point Films / Cyprus Avenue Films with the Oscar winning filmmaker Alex Gibney a consulting producer.

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