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Film Screening: Barbaric Genius

  • Fri, 14 Oct 2011
  • 6.30 PM - 8.30 PM

John HealyShowing at FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool L1 4DQ

Barbaric Genius is a riveting exploration of the life and work of writer John Healy, who shot to fame in the late 80s thanks to his sensational autobiography The Grass Arena depicting his life as the son of an impoverished Irish immigrant family in London, boxing champion, street drinker, chess champion and award-winning author.

“ …we are utterly compelled both by the power of Healy’s story and his great power in the telling of it, no matter how bleak the outlook, to stay by his side until the last word is writ.” – Daniel Day Lewis

The film will be introduced by the Director, Paul Duane and followed by a conversation with John Healy.

Tickets: £6 available from FACT Box Office 0871 902 5737 or through the Picturehouse at FACT website

In partnership with FACT and the Liverpool Irish Festival

Part of this year's Chapter & Verse Literature Festival. For the full schedule click here or download the brochure.

Also part of the Liverpool Irish Festival, to download the brochure click here.

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