New documentary on 'extraordinary' life of Phil Lynott coming to cinemas in the Autumn
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New documentary on 'extraordinary' life of Phil Lynott coming to cinemas in the Autumn

A NEW documentary exploring the life and works of Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott is set to be released in cinemas in the coming months.

A new Irish film company, Break Out Pictures, has announced that their eagerly anticipated film will hit Irish cinemas this Autumn-- and it's not one to be missed.

'Phil Lynott: Songs For While I'm Away' tells the full story of how the mixed-race boy from a working-class family in 1950's Dublin overcame the odds to become one of Ireland's most revered musicians.

The film promises to "get to the heart of Philip, the father, the husband, the friend, the son, the rock icon, the poet and the dreamer".

The story is told through the words of the Thin Lizzy star himself, connecting his words with some of the band's most iconic and recognisable songs in order to get the full picture of the man whose lyrics have resonated with multiple generations.

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The film will tell the "extraordinary" story of the Thin Lizzy frontman (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Lynott's daughters, Sarah and Cathleen, are supporters of the film and have said "As always, we are incredibly proud of our Dad and we loved having the opportunity to look at the man behind the music with this film".

Acclaimed director Emer Reynolds, who recently won an Emmy for her work on the documentary The Farthestsaid she is "delighted" that film "about the legendary Phil Lynott will soon be coming to the big screen".

"We can't wait to share it with Irish audiences and to celebrate Philip and his extraordinary life and music."

The documentary will explore the entirety of Lynott's life, from his birth and childhood to the explosive success of Thin Lizzy, up to the singer's personal struggles and tragic death at the age of 36.

The film is a result of a collaboration between Fís Eireann/ Screen Ireland and Globe Production, with Alan Maher, John Wallace and Peter Worsley working as producers on the hotly-anticipated film.

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While cinemas across Ireland remain closed for the time being due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is expected that they will reopen before the end of the summer-- and this is one film guaranteed to get Irish audiences back in theatres.