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GOOD VIBRATIONS

Ireland / UK, 2012 (MIFF 2013, International Panorama)

Director: Glenn Leyburn,Lisa Barros D'Sa

When the Troubles divided Belfast, one man discovered the music to unite a generation.

Good Vibrations was a record store, a label and the life of Terri Hooley - Ireland's Godfather of Punk. And as war rocked Belfast in the 70s, extinguishing the free love promise of the 60s, Hooley had an epiphany: the best conduit for rage was music.

Richard Dormer is a revelation as the carefree rascal Hooley, who planted his base right in the firing line. After an unexpected spiritual conversion to punk, he signs the Undertones, and provides a lifeline to Belfast's shell-shocked youth.

In the tradition of 24 Hour Party People and Velvet Goldmine, directors Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn capture the lightning-in-a-bottle birth of a music scene, and its champion, with bucketloads of cheek and affection.

"A terrifically warm and entirely lovable movie." - The Guardian

D Lisa Barros D'Sa, Glenn Leyburn P Chris Martin, Andrew Eaton David, Bruno Charlesworth S Colin Carberry, Glenn Patterson WS The Works TD DCP/2012

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