It’s such a joyful experience watching this film!
I suppose to those of a certain age, the music which came out of Belfast and Derry in the late 70s is familiar, along with the newsreels of daily bombs and killings in Northern Ireland.
What isn’t so familiar, at least to me, was the story of Terri Hooley, the ordinary man who put his house, marriage and life on the line in order to bring the music to a wider audience. The story doesn’t fawn or gush – he’s not perfect, but he’s not a bad man – but the sheer joy of watching what happens takes over and left me with a huge smile as I left the cinema.
A film with a huge heart.