Due to popular demand an additional preview screening of Crash and Burn in Omniplex Dundalk Maxx Cinema announced

Posted November 24, 2016 by Suzanne Murray in News
Crash and Burn
Crash and Burn

An extra preview screening of Crash and Burn has been organised for next Thursday 1st December in Omniplex Dundalk Maxx Cinema.  Two screenings will now take place at 7pm and 8pm.  The screenings will be attended by Dundalk-born motor racing legend and subject of the film Tommy Byrne and to mark the occasion a Formula 3 race car will be present at the cinema on the night.   There will be a Q&A after both screenings with Tommy and the film’s award-winning director Sean O’Cualain.

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. 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 emerge.

Tommy, who now lives in the US has travelled back to Ireland especially to attend a number of special screenings and take part in Q&A’s with the film’s director in Ireland and the UK.

Crash and Burn will be released in Irish cinemas on Friday 2nd December.  Tommy and the director Sean will both take part in post-screening Q&A’s in Dundalk Omniplex on Thursday 1st December.  Buy tickets on the Omniplex Dundalk website.