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September 17th, 2019

Cinémathèque

Free tickets to the screenings of

"Alcock & Brown, the True Story" and

"The Man who Wanted to Fly" 

The Ireland Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce is delighted to support the British and Irish Film season and has a limited number of tickets available to the showing of two documentaries on aviation on Tuesday September 17th - "Alcock & Brown, the True Story" and "The Man who Wanted to Fly". 

For more details see http://www.bifilmseason.lu/current-season.

The tickets are on a first-come-first-served basis and are restricted to one ticket for individual members and two for small business and corporate members.

About the screenings...

Time: 18:30

Country: IE

Genre: Documentary

Duration: 88 mins

Directed by: Kevin Glynn

Synopsis: 14 June 1919 will remain one of the most important dates in aviation, when John Alcock (from Manchester) and Arthur Brown (from Glasgow) became the first to fly non-stop across the Atlantic, from Newfoundland to Clifden in Ireland. The film recalls the early days of aviation and how the achievement came about. Was screened in Clifden for the centenary celebrations this June. Truly fascinating.

The director will attend the projection for a post-screening Q&A.

Time: 20:30

Country: IE

Genre: Documentary

Duration: 82 mins

Directed by: Frank Shouldice

Synopsis: Five years in the making, this is a story of never stopping believing in dreams. Bobby Coote, now in his 80s, left school at 13 and spends most of his time fixing clocks and making violins, but he has never lost sight of his lifelong dream to fly. He organises a runway in a field and builds a hangar. Now he must buy a plane with his life savings... all the time when his brother thinks the whole idea is mad. A fascinating insight into many layers of Irish rural life, but Bobby is determined to get airborne, despite many setbacks.

The director will attend the projection for a post-screening Q&A.