A new documentary focusing on Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott is set to be released this fall. The film, which is titled “Phil Lynott: Songs For While I’m Away,” will be available through Nell Roddy and Robert McCann Finn’s new Irish film and event cinema distribution company Break Out Pictures.
Here’s a description of the documentary [via Blabbermouth]:
“‘Phil Lynott: Songs For While I’m Away’ is a feature documentary, telling the story of how a young black boy from working-class 1950’s Dublin, became Ireland’s greatest rock star. As the lead singer of THIN LIZZY, Lynott was a songwriter, a poet, a dreamer, a wildman. Told extensively through the words of Phil himself and focusing on some of his iconic songs, the film gets to the heart of Philip, the father, the husband, the friend, the son, the rock icon, the poet and the dreamer.”
The film will also feature interviews with Thin Lizzy’s Eric Bell, Scott Gorham and Darren Wharton, as well as U2’s Adam Clayton, Suzi Quatro, Huey Lewis, Metallica’s James Hetfield, and Ultravox’s Midge Ure.
Reynolds said the following:
“We are so delighted that ‘Phil Lynott: Songs For While I’m Away’ — our film about the legendary Phil Lynott — will soon be coming to the big screen! We can’t wait to share it with Irish audiences and to celebrate Philip and his extraordinary life and music.”
Lynott’s daughters Sarah Lynott and Cathleen Howard-Lynott added:
“As always, we are incredibly proud of our Dad and we loved having the opportunity to look at the man behind the music with this film.”