Paul Duane Film Retrospective: Barbaric Genius

Thursday 31st October 8pm in St John’s Theatre
Barbaric Genius (2011) 72mins

In the early ‘90s, writer John Healy was everywhere – on TV, in the papers, being interviewed, reviewed, profiled. He had many qualities that made him appealing to the media, but the most attractive one was a sense of danger. Barbaric Genius chronicles one man’s journey from violent oblivion, through redemption and acceptance, then back to where he started out. It tells a story about what it’s like to be London-Irish, freakishly talented but cursed with an inability to escape your circumstances.