Competition: Win Tickets to ‘Orion: The Man Who Would be King’ @ IFI Doc Festival

| September 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

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The annual IFI Documentary Festival (23 – 27 September) is back once again and will screen 14 feature length documentaries (with one world premiere and ten Irish premieres) and welcomes a host of special guest filmmakers from Ireland and abroad, alongside a series of special events.

This year’s festival includes the premiere of Jeanie Finlay’s Orion: The Man Who Would be King. Struggling musician Jimmy Ellis was regularly dismissed by record companies for sounding too much like Elvis. Soon after August 16, 1977, Sun Records signed Ellis as Orion, who performed in a garish mask and fuelled rumours that The King might not be dead after all. Orion recorded 11 albums and was a live draw, but Ellis’ hard-won fame wasn’t what he imagined. Consummate filmmaker Jeanie Finlay (The Great Hip Hop Hoax) rescues another great story from rock ‘n’ roll’s annals, celebrating the life of a previously unheralded man of mystery. There will be a post-screening Q&A with director Jeanie Finlay.

Thanks to our doc-loving friends at the IFI, we have 2 pairs of tickets to give away to the film, screening on Saturday, 26 th September at 9.30pm.

To be in with a chance of winning yourself a pair of tickets, answer the following question:

Name one Irish documentary featured at this year’s festival?

Email your answer to filmireland@gmail.com by lunchtime on Monday, 21st September when a holographic Film Ireland Hat will sing a duet with Michael Bublé and pick winners.

 

The 2015  IFI Documentary Festival takes place 23 – 27 September

 

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