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‘Freebirds’ at Buncrana Cinema 16.08.23

IN conjunction Artlink Fort Dunree, a special public screening of ‘Freebirds’ will be held at Buncrana Cinema on Saturday 19th August at 5pm.

Hosted by award-winning visual artist Brigid Mulligan, ‘Freebirds’ weaves together the stirring true stories of a group of friends from Co Longford who happen to love motorcycles. In 1997, they set up Freebird’s Motorcycle Club (MCC). Since then, three young members have died on the road.

Through the sharing of deeply personal experiences, Freebird's MCC members recall how they finally came to terms with these fatal accidents. This includes Brigid's brother, Sean Mulligan, who died in 2002, aged 21. The documentary explores the unseen side of bikers in an Irish rural community and what being a biker means to each of them.
‘Freebirds’ will be shown at Buncrana Cinema on Saturday at 5pm
Irish Hospice Foundation Arts and Creative Engagement Lead, Dominic Campbell, said: “In addition to being a visual feast accompanied by a rocking soundtrack, ‘Freebirds’ gives an intimate insight into how this Club’s supportive community has helped members, both individually and collectively, find tangible ways to grieve for and remember their friends.”

Live rock music on the night is by 'Lazarus Brother', giving a taste of the Irish Motorcycle Rally scene. There is also a showcase of the ‘Freebird's MCC Project’ artwork in the community space at Buncrana Cinema for one day only on Saturday.
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