Crash and Burn set to screen in cinemas across the UK this month

Posted January 13, 2017 by Suzanne Murray in News
Crash and Burn
Crash and Burn

The five-star racing documentary Crash and Burn which charts the career of Ireland’s Tommy Byrne is set to screen in cinemas across the UK on the 30th January via ourscreen.

Tommy was the equivalent of George Best and Muhammad Ali of the 80’s motor racing scene and Crash and Burn charts how he went from driving a Mini Cooper in stock-car racing to the big-time in Formula One in a little over four years and shows that for a fleeting moment was the best driver in the world and a serious rival of Ayrton Senna’s.  Eddie Jordan the former team-owner, who worked with both Senna and Michael Schumacher has said:  ‘Forget Schumacher and Senna. Tommy Byrne was the best of them all.’

Tommy’s rise was meteoric and his fall spectacular.  He was a cocky, aggressive driver from humble roots and the F1 glitterati simply didn’t like the mix. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Seán Ó Cualáin, the documentary shines a light on one of professional racing’s most dashing and charismatic talents and a glittering career that was doomed before it ever began.  It is the story of the greatest F1 driver never to.

Potential screenings are being organised in 14 cinemas across the UK via the ourscreen on-demand cinema platform.  Where the film plays will depend on the demand in each individual venue.  It is people-powered cinema – if enough people book tickets the screening happens.

To find out where the screenings are potentially taking place and to purchase tickets: https://www.ourscreen.com/film/Crash-and-Burn