Chicago European Union Film Festival 2017
Chicago premiere!

Bobby Sands: 66 Days

2016, Brendan Byrne, Ireland/UK, 105 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Mar 24th 8:15pm
  • Wed, Mar 29th 8:15pm

“A searing, indelible portrait of martyrdom.” — Robbie Collin, Telegraph

“Respectfully examines Sands’ folk-heroic legacy rather than simply amplifying it.” — Dennis Harvey, Variety

The real Bobby Sands, as revealed in his own words, dominates this documentary that follows the sixty-six days of the hunger strike that made the Irish political martyr’s 1981 death worldwide news and became the turning point in Ireland’s relationship with Britain. Director Byrne (BEST PITCH) had exclusive access to Sands’ hunger strike diary, never before made public. The private thoughts of a man resolved to face death for the right to be recognized as a political prisoner bring remarkable insight to a chronicle that also includes eye-witness testimony, reenactments, and animated sequences. In English. Courtesy of Fine Point Films Ltd. DCP digital. (BS)

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