Instigator Films presents, a new feature documentary by Brian Lally

"The Curious Works of Roger Doyle"

Releasing in selected Irish cinemas on October 24th 2019 for a special limited run

Special preview screening: October 17th Triskel Arts Centre, Cork

Official release: October 24th Cineworld, Parnell Street, Dublin for one week only

Followed by: Eye Cinema Galway November 1st for one week only

Rated PG

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"Triumphant homage to a musical genius" - Sunday Independent

"Impressive Documentary" - Film Ireland

"A magisterial tribute on film... It doesn't much matter about his music being isolated from the mainstream, it's often sublime, uplifting, appealingly melodic" - RTE

Film Synopsis

"The Curious Works of Roger Doyle" is a feature documentary which looks at the life's work of Irish composer Roger Doyle as he gets a chance to stage one of his most ambitious musical projects; his first electronic opera. Presented with this opportunity, late in life, it is Roger's last chance to bring his music to a wider audience. As the film observes the preparations for the opera, it takes a trip through the unique music of the "Godfather of Irish electronica" and features contributions from his many collaborators such as actress Olwen Fouere, theatre director Selina Cartmell and some of Ireland's first wave of pioneering filmmakers from the 1970s and 1980s - Joe Comerford, Bob Quinn and Cathal Black.

The film features a wide range of rare Irish TV and film archive material covering four decades of Roger's musical work and was made thanks to funding from Screen Ireland.

The film was shot over 10 years by director Brian Lally and is his first feature documentary.

"I was beguiled, intrigued and perplexed by Roger Doyle's music which I had been aware of for many years before we actually met in the mid Noughties. This film is the product of both my reaction to his music and the act of shining a light onto one of Ireland's most overlooked and enigmatic artists. The staging of the opera proved fascinating and the end result was one of the most remarkable spectacles I had ever seen on an Irish stage." - Brian Lally

Film Festivals - Official Selection

Galway Film Fleadh - Premiere screening, July 2018

IFI Documentary Festival Dublin - September 2018

Cork Film Festival - November 2018

Dingle International Film Festival - March 2019

Docs Ireland Belfast - June 2019

YoFiFest, Yonkers, New York - American premiere, November 9th 2019

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