“I’ve seen no better film about the social value of art. It’s both moving and motivating” – Brian Eno
The film centres around the music of Irish singer songwriter Damien Dempsey but also turns the lens onto his fans. Every Christmas in Dublin, the crowds gather for Damo’s Christmas gig at Vicar Street. For many, these shows have become a cathartic ritual, a safe space where emotions can be laid bare.
Through the prism of the concert, we meet Dempsey and three members of the audience. We hear their stories, unravel their grief and find the light in the darkness through communal art. With themes of addiction, loss but also hope and positivity, Dempsey’s music often reflects his fans’ pain, alleviates their anguish and ultimately provides peace as they ‘sing all their cares away’.
Part documentary, part concert film, Love Yourself Today is an emotive celebration of modern spirituality and the power of music to heal.
Event/ This event will be followed by a Q&A with director Ross Killeen.
Friends priority booking from Fri 1 Oct, 12pm
Members priority booking from Sat 2 Oct 12pm
On General Sale Mon 4 Oct, 12pm