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Clones Film Festival show film  "The Man Who Wanted To Fly"

Second show at  5 pm  Road House

Dir: Frank Shouldice | Ireland | 2018 | 88 mins 

Documentary: 

Filmed over several years by director Frank Shouldice and DOP Dave Perry, 'The Man Who Wanted to Fly' tells the irresistible story of 80-something Bailieborough bachelor farmer Bobby Coote. He left school at 13 and says his reading and writing isn't great. Bobby fixes clocks and spends a lot of time in his back shed making violins from old furniture. But he has never lost sight of a lifelong dream to fly.


First Viewing 3pm (sold out)

Second Viewing 5pm

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His neighbour Sean has also caught the bug. Setting aside their own field of dreams, they have cut out a runway and even built a hangar.

And now Bobby wants to use all his savings to buy a plane! Bobby says he’ll make this happen even if it’s the last thing he does.He does not get any encouragement from his brother Ernie, another octogenarian in the Coote family home. Ernie thinks the whole thing is mad but Bobby is determined to be airborne.

Capturing the wonder of one man’s dreams, The Man Who Wanted To Fly is a unique journey into a disappearing Irish border hinterland.This heart-warming new documentary about one man pursuing his lifelong dream, and a fast disappearing way of life in rural Ireland in general and around the Irish border in particular, has been playing to packed audiences at festivals up and down the country and is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seats.

Director Frank Shouldice and DOP Dave Perry will attend the screening and be available for a Q&A afterwards


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