Bobby Sands: 66 Days to open in Maghera this weekend and will screen at OFFline Film Festival
The acclaimed feature documentary Bobby Sands 66 Days is heading into its 9th week of release opening in Movie House Maghera this Friday the 14th of October. The film will also screen as part of the OFFline Film Festival over the weekend.
Directed by Brendan J Byrne and produced by Trevor Birney for Fine Point Films, Bobby Sands 66 Days is the most successful Northern Irish film in recent years surpassing Steve McQueen’s Hunger and the Terri Hooley bio-pic Good Vibrations at the box office.
The film will screen on Saturday 15th October in the Birr Theatre & Arts Centre as part of the OFFline Film Festival in Offaly. Tickets can be booked on the OFFline Film Festival website.
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. Seeing himself as a soldier in a conflict, Bobby Sands starved for the right to be recognised as a political prisoner. The film’s narrative is comprised of Sands’ own words, drawn from his hunger strike diary, which gives a powerful and personal insight into the man and his beliefs as he embarked on his final journey.
The latest film from the makers of Bobby Sands: 66 Days, another bio-pic George Best: All By Himself will have its international premiere at the BFI London Film Festival where it will screen this coming Friday and Saturday (14th & 15th October) in venues across London.