A Doctor’s Sword adds more cinemas on the back of successful opening weekend

Posted August 11, 2015 by Suzanne Murray in News
A Doctor's Sword
A Doctor's Sword

Attracting large audiences during its opening weekend, which coincided with the 70th anniversary of the WWII bombing of Nagasaki, A DOCTOR’S SWORD ended up achieving the highest screen average of any new release (including the summer blockbuster Fantastic Four) and the second highest screen average overall after Inside Out.

Following this great opening weekend in the Irish Film Institute in Dublin and the Omniplex in Cork the documentary will now expand to more cinemas this weekend including Cinemax Bantry, the Triskel in Cork and Omniplex in Limerick.  The film’s producer Bob Jackson will be attending the opening night screening in Cinemax Bantry this Friday and will take part in a post screening Q&A.

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.

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
★★★★ Movies.ie
★★★★ Entertainment.ie

A Doctor’s Sword will open in:
Cinemax Bantry and Omniplex Limerick on Friday 14th August
The Triskel, Cork on Sunday 16th August and
Will continue its run in the IFI and Omniplex Mahon Point Cork.