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Filmmaker Sean Duggan will attend

In 1972, every international sporting event in Ireland was cancelled, except for one. Teams from around the world were terrified to travel to Ireland amid the height of The Troubles. The only group of athletes bold enough to risk traveling in Ireland at this turbulent time were surfers. From around the globe they descended upon the coastal village of Lahinch for the 1972 Eurosurf Championship, the largest surfing event in all of Europe and the competition that would put Irish surfing on the map. Here surfers from both sides of the divided island would forget about the civil strife and celebrate their shared love of the sport by riding Ireland’s majestic waves. Even surfers from England would defy their government’s intense pressure to boycott the event for the endless freedom of the ocean.

The stormiest of seas creates the most thrilling of waves for those with the vision, daring, and passion to ride them.” Belfast Telegraph
What I loved about the film is that it moved like the wind. This is a finely crafted film that backs a huge amount of material in a brief running time. More films should be this well paced…and this good. This is a super film that will open up your eyes and make you sit in wide eyed wonder.”
How the sport’s brave pioneers found peace in the surf during the most violent years of The Troubles.” Irish News


SIT DOWN SHUT UP | Cian O’Connor

It’s 1980, Charlie Haughey is in office, Ireland is in a recession, and a small soccer club is about to face football royalty, Real Madrid, in the first knockout round of the European Cup. This is the story of three Limerick players who played the game of their lives that no one remembers. TRAILER

*Please Note: SIT DOWN SHUT UP will also screen in the festival’s virtual Short Docs A : Stories to Remember program


Showtime Dates: March 5
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: The Logan Theater

Online Access

Access Window: March 7, 2022 - March 13, 2022

Live Stream

Film Details

DIRECTOR(S)Sean Duggan
PRODUCER(S)Sabine Krayenbühl, Sean Duggan
CASTBo Vance, Davy Govan, Willie Britton, Brian Britton, Kevin Cavey, Vivienne Evans
EDITORJay Keuper, Sean Duggan
MUSICRich DeCicco, Seamus Egan

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Film Details

PREMIERE STATUS: Midwest Premier
YEAR: 2021
RUN TIME: 74 Minutes