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The Bass Player

A Song for Dad
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The Bass Player

Overview

Genre
Personal Doc and Arts
Synopsis

The Bass Player: A Song For Dad

“Masterfully Told.” – The Irish Times “Outstanding film.” – Sunday World “Heartwarming.” – The Sun

The Bass Player has been nominated for an Irish Film and Television Academy Award

“The Bass Player: A Song for Dad” was the critics choice in the Irish Times, The Irish Sunday Independent, the Sunday Business Post, and the Sun.

In this eloquent, witty homage to his father, filmmaker Niall McKay wrestles with his family’s unsettling past to overcome his fear of commitment. As Niall helps his elderly father Jim, a jazz bass player, return home to Ireland, father and son revisit Niall’s tumultuous childhood with an abusive, unpredictable mother and a musician father who was often on the road. It’s a parallel journey into Niall’s admiration for his father and his innermost doubts about love, and their conversations take on a confessional quality as they reveal their darkest moments. But the film lyrically (and sometimes limerickly) takes us full circle, cap

Stage
finished
Running time
62 and 48 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
The Media Factory
Country
Ireland
Years of Production
2009
Locations
Ireland, USA, Switzerland, France
Prod. Partners
Port Arlington Multimedia

Distribution Details

Release year
2009
Festivals
Mill Valley, Nashville, Dublin Internationl Film Festival, Dingle Film Festival, Boston Irish Film Festival, Seattle Irish Film Festival
Awards
Nominated for an Irish Television Academey Award
Broadcast (Prod.)
RTE (Ireland)
Language
English
Subtitles
English Subtitles

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