Breaking Out with Intro and Q and A with Director Michael McCormack

Sunday 28 Nov 2021 - 4:30pm
£5 + Booking Fee

Director Michael McCormack will introduce and take part in post-screening discussion

Fergus O’Farrell was the charismatic voice of Interference, one of the most compelling and influential bands to emerge from the Irish music scene in the 1990's.

He was best known for his timeless song "GOLD" which featured in the soundtrack to Once, the Oscar® winning film and multi-Tony-award-winning musical. Despite being diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at a young age, through it all, Fergus had to keep singing. His unique talent and love for life inspired a generation of songwriters, even as his own was slipping away. Oscar® winner Glen Hansard was one of those songwriters and never forgot that voice, and in one of the many incredible moments in Breaking Out, he performs the ultimate duet as Fergus' greatest gift was failing. This is the emotional and inspirational story of that voice, and Fergus' fierce passion and dedication to his art.

Winner of Best Feature Documentary Award at the 2021 IFTAs.

“Occasionally you encounter a work that can reignite your appreciation of film and sometimes of life itself. Breaking Out is such a film.” - Seán Crosson, Film Ireland

“Enriching and intimate portrait of late Irish musician Fergus O’Farrell.” - Fionnuala Halligan, Screen Daily

Michael McCormack
Fergus O’Farrell, Glen Hansard
1hr 24mins
£5 + Booking Fee