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Death of a Superhero Exclusive Preview PLUS IAN FITZGIBBON Q&A


Tuesday 6th March
6:30pm Sharp

IFI Eustace Street Dublin 2.

All seating is unreserved

Contact info:
+ 353 1 6624120

IFTA is delighted to invite its members to preview screening of Death of a Superhero on Tuesday 6th March at 6.30pm in the IFI Eustace Street Dublin 2. This preview screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Ian Fitzgibbon.

Directed by Ian Fitzgibbon, the film is based on the novel by internationally acclaimed author Anthony McCarten. With its innovative mix of live action and animation, Death of a Superhero tells a blisteringly modern love story that is tender, comic and truthful.

Donald's life is spinning out of control. Sure, he's only 15 and dreams of girls, more girls and crazy adventures. In his imagination, he's right in the thick of it. And he's found a way to bring the fruits of his overly fertile mind to life: by drawing. An immortal superhero, an “interesting” nurse, and - the archenemy - the drug-addicted surgeon "The Glove". Are they Donald's fantasies - or his reality? It's hard to tell since Donald lives in his own world. Access denied to parents, teachers and therapists.

But then he meets Dr. Adrian King, a therapist like no other. His principle: absolute honesty; Donald takes a shine to his new eccentric friend, who could very well possibly be his saviour. But Donald likes Shelly even more. She's new at school, really cool and unlike any of the other lame girls his age. And wham! Donald feels things he's never felt before. Donald's biggest enemy is the illness that's eating him up from the inside. . Donald doesn't know how much longer he's got to live, but he's going to find out just how much life and love he can stuff into every tiny little moment.