'Songs for While I’m Away' added to the line up!

Directed by Emer Reynolds, Songs for While I’m Away is a feature documentary on the life and music of Phil Lynott. It tells the story of how a young black boy from working class 1950’s Dublin, became Ireland’s greatest Rock Star. As lead singer of Thin Lizzy, Phil was a songwriter, a poet, a dreamer and a wild man. Told extensively through the words of Phil himself and focusing on some of his iconic songs, the film gets to the heart of Philip, the father, the husband, the friend, the son, the Irish rock icon.

Post screening we will host a Q&A with the director Emer Reynolds, Philip’s former wife Caroline, his daughters Sarah & Cathleen and Producer Alan Maher.  This Globe Production in association with Fís Éireann is produced by Alan Maher and John Wallace for Cowtown Pictures and Peter Worsley for Eagle Rock Films.

Emer Reynolds, an esteemed Irish film director, editor, and screenwriter, is celebrated for her work in documentary and narrative cinema. Notable projects include "The Farthest" (2017), exploring the Voyager missions with depth and resonance, and "Songs for While I'm Away" (2020), a touching biopic on Phil Lynott and her narrative debut, "Joyride" (2022) featuring Olivia Colman. Reynolds' work, marked by its intellectual rigor and emotional depth, continues to earn her recognition and awards, making her a significant figure in film both in Ireland and abroad.

Alan Maher, an Emmy-winning Irish producer and Co-Managing Director of Cowtown Pictures, known for "Lola", which won the 2023 Méliès d’or, and "Ballywalter", celebrated for its box office success. His portfolio includes "Phil Lynott: Songs For While I'm Away" (2020) and the IFTA-winning "Rialto" (2019). Maher was Ireland’s Producer on the Move at Cannes 2017 and is spotlighted by the Hollywood Reporter and a member of the ACE Producer’s Network.

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