Love & Mercy is part of a national cinema tour by See Change in January 2016 as part of the First Fortnight arts and mental health festival. The film will be screened at Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise on 11 January.
Love & Mercy presents an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against the era-defining catalogue of Wilson’s music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost. Starring Paul Dano, John Cusack, Paul Giamatti and Elizabeth Banks, Love & Mercy examines two key periods in Wilson’s life. In the 1960s, as the Beach Boys’ leader, Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece, Pet Sounds. In the 1980s, he is a broken, confused man under the 24-hour watch of shady therapist Dr. Eugene Landy.
Screening: Dunamaise Arts Centre, Church Street, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
Date: Monday 11 January, 8pm
Love & Mercy will also be calling at Dun Laoghaire, Bray, Galway, Limerick and Kildare in January. Click here for further details.