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Doc'n'Roll: Love Yourself Today:Damien Dempsey+Q&A [15]

Runtime: 79 mins

Distributor: Doc'n Roll Festival

“I’ve seen no better film about the social value of art. It’s both moving and motivating” - Brian Eno Focusing on the music of acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter Damien Dempsey, this documentary also turns the lens in the direction of his legendarily committed fans. Dempsey’s music often reflects his fans' pain, alleviates their anguish and ultimately provides peace as they ‘sing all their cares away’. Every Christmas in Dublin, the crowds gather for Damo’s Christmas gig at Vicar Street; a cathartic ritual, and a place where complex emotions can be laid bare. Through the prism of the concert, we meet Dempsey and three members of his audience. We hear their stories, unravel their grief and find the light in the darkness through communal art. Part documentary, part concert film, Love Yourself Today explores themes of addiction and loss and also hope and positivity, in a celebration of modern spirituality and the power of music to heal. Please join us after the screening for a Q&A with director Ross Killeen.

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