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      Phil Lynott: Songs for While I'm Away

      2020 1 hr. 52 min. Documentary List
      100% 6 Reviews Tomatometer A feature documentary on the life and music of Phil Lynott, telling the story of how a young black boy from working class 1950s Dublin became Ireland’s Greatest Rock Star. As lead singer of Thin Lizzy, Phil Lynott was a songwriter, a dreamer, a wild man. Told extensively through the words of Phil himself and focusing on some of his iconic songs, the film gets to the heart of Philip, the father, the husband, the friend, the son, the rock icon, the bard, the dreamer. Read More Read Less

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      Donald Clarke Irish Times Will retain a permanent place on fans' playlists. Rated: 3/5 Dec 24, 2020 Full Review Peter Bradshaw Guardian A diverting trip down a sweet, sad stretch of memory lane. Rated: 3/5 Oct 30, 2020 Full Review Kimberly Reyes Film Ireland Magazine The movie is sure to delight Lynott fans. Dec 1, 2021 Full Review Alan Zilberman Washington City Paper Whether you're a new fan or know all the deep cuts, it effectively argues this accomplished songwriter-along with his singular voice-was a once-in-a-generation talent. Mar 2, 2021 Full Review Alan Corr RTÉ (Ireland) Aside from a few stylistic flourishes, Reynolds sticks rigidly to the tried and tested language of the rock doc and elects to let the music do the talking, using 31 songs from Phil and Lizzy's back catalogue. Rated: 3/5 Dec 24, 2020 Full Review Deirdre Molumby entertainment.ie This really is the definitive Phil Lynott documentary, revealing a fascinating story that feels genuine and purposeful. While the ending is sad, the tone is ultimately uplifting and celebratory. See it in the cinema with surround sound. Rated: 5/5 Dec 22, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A feature documentary on the life and music of Phil Lynott, telling the story of how a young black boy from working class 1950s Dublin became Ireland’s Greatest Rock Star. As lead singer of Thin Lizzy, Phil Lynott was a songwriter, a dreamer, a wild man. Told extensively through the words of Phil himself and focusing on some of his iconic songs, the film gets to the heart of Philip, the father, the husband, the friend, the son, the rock icon, the bard, the dreamer.
      Director
      Emer Reynolds
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English