february, 2020

28feb7:00 pmBreaking Ice - World PremierAlso Screening: Zozimus 



Fri, Feb 28, 2020 07:00PM

Society for Arts: Gallery Theatre

Event Details

In 1986 a London-Irishman named Larry Tracey took it upon himself to form the Irish Bobsleigh and Luge Association. He recruited a group of elite Irish rowers and set his sights on qualifying the team for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. Having achieved qualification for the games, the stage was set for an historic Olympic debut. But one thing stood in their way; the Olympic Council of Ireland. Despite qualifying for the games, the OCI refused to allow them to compete at the games (which saw the famous Jamaican bobsleigh team become Olympic heroes). Undeterred, the team evolved and set their sights on the 1992 Winter Games in Albertville, France.

2020 | 60 mins

Director /Writer/ Producer: Jason Branagan

Co-Producers: Karin Larkin, Kamal Ibrahim

Animation Director: Rachel Fitzgerald

We are delighted to welcome director Jason Branagan to the festival.

Also Screening


2019 | David Knox | 19 mins

Zozimus shows that the poetry and the passion of the collective experience of the beautiful game can happen in the most improbable of places.