The Man Who Wanted to Fly

Showing: Sunday 11th November at 2pm 
Director: Frank Shouldice
Cast: Bobby & Ernie Coote
Mary & Sean McBride, Gerry Snodden
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 1hr 22min
Cert: U

80 year old Bobby Coote of Co Cavan is determined to take flight, even if it’s the last thing he does…... 

Directed by award winning journalist and playwright Frank Shouldice, this is an affectionate character portrait with an unexpected Hollywood twist, and a uniquely atmospheric journey into a disappearing Irish border hinterland. Bobby’s family, particularly his hilariously sceptical brother, think that Bobby’s dream is pie-in-the-sky, but Shouldice’s camera is lucky enough to catch some brilliant footage here, and you can almost see Bobby’s resolve harden in the face of adversity to fulfil his dream, & reach the skies.  From building his hangar, and taking lessons, watch as this entertaining owld fella, pursues a lifelong ambition, in a charming, life-affirming documentary.


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