Irish Film at the Galway Film Fleadh: On The Box preview

Croí Trodach (A Fighting Heart)

The 25th Galway Film Fleadh (9 – 14 July, 2013)

A Fighting Heart

Saturday, 13th July

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18.00

Described by the Cleveland Plain Dealer as ‘..an enchanting film…’, A Fighting Heart is the epic story of Johnny Kilbane, poet, politician and the longest reigning World Featherweight Champion of all time. It’s a rags-to-riches story that begins on Achill Island, from where his ancestors originated, and ends in Cleveland, Ohio, where Johnny Kilbane both entertained and served his community until his untimely death in 1957.

 

The film features recently discovered archive material, including rare footage of Kilbane’s World Title fight that has never been seen before.A Fighting Heart also explores the theme of Irish emigration to the US, the role of Irish workers on the construction of the Erie Canal and the links between the communities of Achill and Cleveland that still exist today.

 

A screening of A Fighting Heart (English-language version) will take place on Sunday 14 July at 10.00.

 

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Evidently… John Cooper Clarke

Saturday, 13th July

Cinemobile

18.00

 

Evidently… John Cooper Clarke records and celebrates the life and works of ‘punk poet’ John Cooper Clarke, looking at his life as a poet, comedian and recording artist, and revealing how he has remained a significant influence on contemporary culture over four decades. With a bevy of artists paying homage to him, from Bill Bailey to Kate Nash, Steve Coogan to Arctic Monkeys front man Alex Turner, plus cultural commentators Miranda Sawyer and Paul Morley, Evidently… John Cooper Clarke reveals a working poet who despite indifference from the literary establishment remains one of the UK’s most loved poets.

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