Break Out Pictures has announced that they will release the hotly anticipated Phil Lynott: Songs For While I’m Away in Irish cinemas this Autumn.
Phil Lynott: Songs For While I’m Away is a feature documentary on the life and music of Phil Lynott, telling the story of how a young black boy from working-class 1950’s Dublin, became Ireland’s greatest Rock Star. As the lead singer of Thin Lizzy, Phil Lynott was a songwriter, a poet, a dreamer, a wildman. 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 poet and the dreamer.
Emer Reynolds, Director
We are so delighted that Phil Lynott: Songs For While I’m Away – our film about the legendary Phil Lynott – will soon be coming to the big screen! We can’t wait to share it with Irish audiences and to celebrate Philip and his extraordinary life and music.
As always, we are incredibly proud of our Dad and we loved having the opportunity to look at the man behind the music with this film.Sarah Lynott and Cathleen Howard-Lynott, Daughters of Phil Lynott
Phil Lynott: Songs For While I’m Away is a Globe Production in association with Fís Éireann/ Screen Ireland. It is produced by Alan Maher and John Wallace for Cowtown Pictures and Peter Worsley for Eagle Rock Films.
Director Emer Reynolds is one of Ireland’s best known film editors and recently directed the Emmy-award-winning feature documentary The Farthest.