Critically Acclaimed A Doctor’s Sword Opens in Tralee This Friday with A Special Opening Night Screening with Q&A

Posted August 25, 2015 by Suzanne Murray in News
In Irish Cinemas 7th August
In Irish Cinemas 7th August

As A Doctor’s Sword continues to wow audiences in Dublin, Cork and Dingle, Tralee audiences will get a chance to see this riveting doc when it opens in Omniplex Tralee this Friday 28th August.  The release will be marked with a special opening night show to be attended by the film’s producer Bob Jackson who will take part in a post screening audience Q&A.  Tickets are on sale now on the Omniplex Tralee website.  

The film is the almost unbelievable tale of a young man from Cork (Dr Aidan MacCarthy) who survived some of the most harrowing episodes of World War II (including the atomic bombing of Nagasaki), and his family’s search to uncover the origin of the Japanese Samurai sword which he brought home, and which now resides in MacCarthy’s Bar in Castletownbere.

Dr MacCarthy was commemorated over the weekend in his native Castletownbere with an afternoon of festivities which included a screening of the film.

Critics and audiences alike have been praising the film and the incredible story of Dr MacCarthy:

“A fantastic story of shocking suffering and extraordinary endurance and bravery” Sunday Independent
“A jaw to the floor story that puts fiction to shame” Film Ireland

★★★★★ Irish Examiner
★★★★ The Irish Times

A Doctor’s Sword is currently screening this week in:
Irish Film Institute, Dublin
Cinemax Bantry, Cork
Omniplex Mahon Point, Cork
The Phoenix, Dingle

The film will open in Omniplex Tralee on Friday 28th August and the Triskel Christchurch Cinema on Sunday 30th August.