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Irish Language Documentary ‘Rocky Ros Muc’ to have US Cinema Release
12 Jul 2017 : Katie McNeice
In an incredible feat for the Below The Radar project, New York and Los Angeles audiences will enjoy the title this Autumn, making it eligible for an Oscar nomination in 2018.

‘Rocky Ros Muc’ premiered in Boston in March and is set to have its Irish premiere today at the Galway Film Fleadh, in an already sold-out screening.

Michael Fanning directs and also co-produces with Máire Bhreathnach.

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

Synopsis
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.

Proinsias Ní Ghráinne, Commissioning Editor, TG4:
“The cinema release of Rocky Ros Muc in Ireland and the U.S is testament to the quality of this superb Irish language film. Rocky Ros Muc is a fine example of TG4's continued commitment to bring character-based, compelling narratives with the scope and ambition to work on many platforms to audiences at home and abroad. We look forward to the premiere TV broadcast on TG4 in 2018 and to seeing how the local, skillfully and authentically produced, can have global appeal.”

James Hickey, Chief Executive, the Irish Film Board:
“We are delighted to have supported this powerful Irish language film which is the documentary feature debut from Michael Fanning, a director we hope to work with again in the future. I’m sure that both Irish and international audiences will engage with the film on its theatrical release later this year.”

Michael Fanning, Director:
“We have had a phenomenal response to the film since it was first screened in Boston in the spring. Sean Mannion’s story is one that needed to be told and we are especially excited to be able to bring this film home to Ireland – first to Galway and then to Sean’s own small hometown of Ros Muc, which will be an emotional night.

“I first came across the story of Sean Mannion through Rónán Mac Con Iomaire’s book, Rocky Ros Muc and it fascinated me. Mannion is a humble man despite the fact he was a world class boxer and his story is one that audiences will find gripping.

“To think that his story is going to reach audiences across the USA is thrilling for everyone involved. The fact that it’ll also qualify for the Oscar next year is a boost for everyone on the team. We’re particularly excited to hear the response to the film on Irish soil in Galway this week.”

Áine Walsh, Irish Language Broadcast Fund, Northern Ireland Screen:
“We are delighted that Rocky Ros Muc will air to a US audience, it is a beautifully produced documentary dealing with the universal theme of emigration that deserves a wide audience. This opportunity will raise the profile of Below the Radar, a company with an excellent track record in Irish language production, as well as raise the profile of Irish language production in general. This also aligns with Northern Ireland Screen's strategy of promoting local content to an international audience”




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