Paul Duane’s feature documentary Barbaric Genius is now available to buy worldwide on DVD and VOD at the film’s website, www.barbaricgenius.com.
The Grierson-nominated documentary tells the remarkable story of London Irishman John Healy and his journey from alcoholic and homeless criminal to chess prodigy and bestselling author.
Barbaric Genius was produced by Duane and Mary Carson for Screenworks with funding from Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board and RTÉ. It is being distributed by Wildcard Distribution.
- February 19, 2011 JDIFF: John Healy – 'Barbaric Genius'
- May 9, 2012 ‘Barbaric Genius’ doc on the life of John Healy, writer of ‘The Grass Arena’, released exclusively at the IFI May 25-29
- May 24, 2012 Cinema Review: Barbaric Genius – Film of the Week
- February 17, 2013 JDIFF 2013: Natan
- December 3, 2013 Paul Duane Named by Variety among Directors to Watch
- January 6, 2011 Six things I've learned while making the Film
- June 29, 2015 In Conversation with Paul Duane
- June 1, 2012 Summer Screenings at The Model Cinema Sligo
- January 9, 2014 ‘Don’t You Know Who I Am?’ Due for Release
- January 31, 2013 JDIFF 2013: Preview – Natan