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Press Release 13.11.2017
 

Oscar long listed ‘ROCKY ROS MUC’ to open in cinemas

A film directed and produced by Belfast based production company Below The Radar is set to open in Irish cinemas on 24 November.

ROCKY ROS MUC premiered in Boston in March and the prestigious Galway Film Fleadh in July. The film has already been released in cinemas in New York, LA and Boston and is now set to open to audiences in Ireland.
 
It has been submitted for consideration in the 2018 Academy Awards, a first for an Irish language feature documentary.

ROCKY ROS MUC is a gritty film about the story of Galway boxer Sean Mannion, a world-class boxer who left the Irish-speaking village of Ros Muc in Galway, for Boston, in the 1970s. 

The film examines Mannion’s fighting spirit inside the ring as a professional boxer, and his life outside the ring where his sparring partners and friends at the time were at the heart of Whitey Bulger’s notorious Winter Hill gang and the South Boston criminal underworld.  

The film was funded by TG4, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, the Irish Film Board, Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund and MG Alba.

Director of ROCKY ROS MUC, Michael Fanning said:
“We are really excited that finally, after several months on the film festival circuit, Irish audiences will be able to go and see ROCKY ROS MUC in the cinema. 
“The film has had a phenomenal response already in the US, and we know Irish audiences will be similarly gripped by the heart-breaking story of Sean Mannion. 
“The film has also been long listed for an Oscar which has been a dream come true for all of us who have worked on the film, as well as Sean Mannion himself. Being the first Irish language feature documentary to qualify in this way is a real honour.”
The film will also host special Irish language screenings of the film in the QFT Belfast on Sunday 26 November (6.10pm) and again in The Eye Galway on Tuesday 28 November (7.15pm), followed by an Irish language Q&A. 

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Tickets available at:

https://queensfilmtheatre.com/Whats-On/Rocky-Ros-Muc

http://www.eyecinema.ie/movie/rocky-ros-muc-as-gaeilge

http://www.eyecinema.ie/movie/rocky-ros-muc

 
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Preasráiteas agus grianghraf 10.11.2017
 

‘ROCKY ROS MUC’ atá ar fhadliosta na gradaim Oscar le heisiúint sna pictiúrlanna 

Tá scannán faisnéise a léirigh agus a stiúraigh an comhlacht léiriúcháin Feirsteach Below the Radar le heisiúint i bpictiúrlanna in Éirinn ar an 24ú Samhain.

Bhí premiere ROCKY ROS MUC i mBostún i mí an Mhárta agus ag Fleadh Scannán na Gaillimhe i mí Iúil.  Taispeánadh an scannán i bpictiúrlanna i Nua-Eabhrac, LA agus Bostún cheana féin agus anois tá sé le heisiúint in Éirinn.

Tá an scannán san iomaíocht fosta do na Academy Awards 2018, an chéad scannán fada faisnéise Gaeilge riamh le bheith san iomaíocht do na Oscars. 

Is scannán é ‘Rocky Ros Muc’ a dhéanann cur síos ar shaol an Ghaillimhigh, Seán Ó Mainnín, dornálaí den chéad scoth a d’fhág Gaeltacht Ros Muc sna 70í lena aghaidh a thabhairt ar Bhostún. 
Scrúdaíonn an scannán an spiorad a bhain le bheith ag troid sa chró mar dhornálaí gairmiúil agus an saol a bhí ag an Mhainníneach lasmuigh de chomh maith - bhí a chuid céilí speárála sa giom ag croílár dhrong Whitey Bulger agus domhan na coiriúlachta i South Boston. 
Rinneadh an scannán faisnéise i gcomhar le Ciste Craoltóireachta Gaeilge Scáileán Thuaisceart Éireann, TG4, Bord Scannán na hÉireann, Údarás Craolacháin na hÉireann agus MG Alba.

Arsa stiúrthóir an scannáin Michael Fanning: 
“Chaith an scannán traidhfil de mhíonna ag na féilte scannáin ach tá an-áthas orainn anois go mbeidh deis ag lucht féachana na hÉireann ROCKY ROS MUC a fheiceáil sna pictiúrlanna.
Fuair an scannán aischothú iontach go deo sna Stát Aontaithe agus tá muid ag súil  go mbeidh lucht féachana na hÉireann chomh tógtha ceanna le scéal mothúchánach an Mhainnínigh.
Tá an scannán ar fhadliosta na gradaim Oscar fosta agus tá sé sin dochreidte ar fad dúinn uilig a d’oibrigh ar an scannán, chomh maith le Seán Ó Mainnín é féin.  Is onóir ollmhór é a bheith ar an chéad scannán faisnéise fada ariamh i nGaeilge le bheith ar an fhadliosta do na Oscars. 
Beidh taispeántas speisialta den scannán i nGaeilge sa QFT i mBéal Feirste ar an Domhnach, 26 Samhain ag 6.10pm agus arís ar an Mháirt 28 Samhain ag 7.15pm san Eye Cinema i nGaillimh le Q & A ina dhiaidh.

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Tickets available at:

https://queensfilmtheatre.com/Whats-On/Rocky-Ros-Muc

http://www.eyecinema.ie/movie/rocky-ros-muc-as-gaeilge

http://www.eyecinema.ie/movie/rocky-ros-muc