BREAKING OUT

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Film Wellbeing

When

25/07/2022 21:00 - 23:00

Tickets

€6.00

Winner of the George Morrison Feature Documentary Award at the 2021 Irish Film & Television Academy Awards and Best Irish Documentary at the Galway Film Fleadh 2019, 

Breaking Out is the remarkable story of local hero, Cork born singer-songwriter Fergus O’Farrell, 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. Close friend and 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.

Hailed by Screen Daily as “deeply affecting” and “a privilege to watch”, this intimate journey into the heart and soul of the late Fergus O’Farrell was filmed over ten years by director Michael McCormack.