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NIALL TÓIBÍN – EVERYMAN
Directed by Brain Reddin. Dearg Films (2019)
This Screening will be followed by a Q&A with the Film Director Brian Reddin
Tickets £8.00 Festival £20
Ireland’s great actor and comedian Niall Tóibín passed away on 13thNovember 2019, just eight days shy of his 90thbirthday. This documentary celebrates his long life and career which spanned seven decades, entertaining us with characters and stories.
In this intimate and often hilarious documentary, Niall’s daughters begin the task of documenting and archiving the huge collection of movie and theatrical memorabilia which Niall had collected over his long career. As they look back over these memories, the documentary celebrates Niall’s life and career, through a series of talking heads from fans and colleagues. What emerges is a poignant and funny story of a man who has managed to excel in every field of Irish entertainment . The film gives an insight into what made him so popular and a look at the lasting legacy he left behind. The film includes interviews with Pierce Brosnan, Gabriel Byrne, Stephen Rea and Jim Sheridan.