Director: Shimmy Marcus

83 minutes, 2012, Colour, Digi-beta

There will be a Q&A with director Shimmy Marcus following this screening. 

Coinciding with the Irish-Jewish Gathering (July 21st – 28th) and marking the unique role that Jews have played in Irish film culture, we present this long-awaited screening of a new documentary from Shimmy Marcus (Soulboy, Aidan Walsh – Master of the Universe).

Good Cake Bad Cake: The Story of Lir is an epic biopic about a bunch of teenagers from Dublin who dreamed of conquering the musical world, only to see their hopes and dreams destroyed by bad luck, disasters, and tragedies. Lir, once feted by the music industry as ‘the next U2′, dreamed of escaping their bleak ‘80s existence but their downfall is only matched in grandeur by the scale of their ambition.

Compelling and at times heartbreaking, Marcus brilliantly captures the sights and sounds of Dublin’s incestuous ’90s scene, bursting with camaraderie and everlasting hope.

Hannah Cohen’s First Holy Communion  (13 mins a short directed by Shimmy Marcus)  will screen before Good Cake Bad Cake. See also this month’s FREE Archive at Lunchtime programmes celebrating the Irish-Jewish Gathering (July 21st – 28th) and the contribution of the Irish Jewry to the nation’s cultural life. 

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