Film Talks

Rocky Ros Muc

The documentary of Irish boxer Seán Mannion’s journey from Galway to South Boston, with Q&A to follow


$12 general / $10 members / FREE for Friend - Young Patron members and higher

Tue, Nov 13, 2018



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Irish Arts Center
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Directed by Michael Fanning
2017, Documentary, Ireland/UK/USA, 92 minutes

In English and Irish with subtitles

From the quiet Gaeltacht village of Ros Muc, Galway, to the criminal underworld of James “Whitey” Bulger’s Boston, Rocky Ros Muc tells the story of Connemara-born boxer Seán Mannion.

In October 1984, Seán stood in the boxing ring in Madison Square Garden, fighting for a WBA world title crown. His rise up the professional ranks was not straightforward. Neither was his descent. This is a story of survival, determination, honor, and strength. A story about identity and community, not just for Seán, but for thousands of emigrants like him.

A Q&A with director Michael Fanning and Seán Mannion, moderated by Brin-Jonathan Butler, will follow the screening.

First Irish-language feature documentary to be long-listed for the Academy Awards

Best Documentary
Irish Film Festival, Boston 2017 

Best Irish Feature Documentary
Galway Film Fleadh 2017  

Best Sports Documentary
Celtic Media Awards 2018

“Packs a punch.”The Irish Times

“You’ve seen what Hollywood has done with this chapter of Boston lore – here is the real thing.”The Boston Globe


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Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by government, foundation, and corporate partners including Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and the New York City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; Howard Gilman Foundation; Jerome L. Greene Foundation; the Charina Endowment Fund; the Ireland Funds; the Shubert Foundation, Inc.; the Irish Institute of New York; the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, New York; the Charles Lawrence Keith & Clara Miller Foundation; Northern Ireland Bureau; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; British Council; Morgan Stanley; Tourism Ireland; and thousands of generous donors like you.


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