UK Premiere screening
Katie is the much-anticipated film about the greatest female boxer of all time, Katie Taylor.
This film is not just for sports fans. Far from it. The film explores the challenges of being a woman in a male dominated industry, being an Irish woman living abroad, and the personal journeys we face when forced to separate ourselves from family and mentors.
Katie, directed by Ross Whitaker (Unbreakable: The Mark Pollock Story) and produced by Aideen O’Sullivan (When Ali Came To Ireland), follows champion boxer Katie Taylor as she attempts to rebuild her career after a year of turmoil threatened to derail her career. With many writing her off, Taylor decided to start again, and the notoriously private champion agreed to let a small crew document her attempt to rescale the heights.
The film won the Best Irish Feature Documentary award at the Galway Film Fleadh, before its release, and has gained much critical interest across the world since.
The screening will be accompanied by a Q&A with director Ross Whitaker
This event is a part of St. Brigid’s Day Festival, run by Irish Film London
St. Brigid’s Day Festival / Lá Fhéile Bríde is an annual celebration of Irish Women, which takes place across the world at various Irish embassies, consulates and other Irish venues. Irish Film London are a partner in the London festival, alongside the Irish Embassy, the Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith and the Camden London Irish Centre.
More info at www.irishfilmlondon.com
- BBFC rating
- Running time
- 90 mins
- Other features
- Ross Whitaker