Phil Lynott: Songs For While I'm Away • CIFF 2021

Phil Lynott Poster

U.S. Premiere

Phil Lynott: Songs For While I'm Away

Friday, March 5th • Available from 9 AM ET

Followed by a recorded Q&A with filmmaker Emer Reynolds, moderated by Irish Times arts and popular culture contributor Tony Clayton-Lea.

Tracing the life of Phil Lynott, lead singer of the legendary Irish rock group Thin Lizzy, multi-award-winning documentarian Emer Reynolds' (THE FARTHEST) SONGS FOR WHILE I'M AWAY reveals how a young Black boy from working-class 1950s Dublin became Ireland's greatest rock star and created some of the world's most iconic and extraordinary rock songs. A songwriter, poet and icon, Lynott's rise from humble beginnings to sold-out stadiums was spectacular and unprecedented.

(Note adapted from Screen Ireland.)

Please note: This title is available to viewers located anywhere in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Credits: DIR/SCR Emer Reynolds; PROD Alan Maher, John Wallace, Peter Worsley. Ireland, 2020, color, 112 min. In English. NOT RATED

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