Friday, February 28, 2014
Road Directed by Diarmuid Lavery and Michael Hewitt. Narrated by Liam Neeson NORTHERN IRELAND 2014 102 MINS DRAMA OPENING & CLOSING Opening & Closing Two generations of one family. United by success. United by loss. Motorcycle road racing is the most dangerous of all motor sports. A sport in which men compete at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour on closed country roads. Roads that on any other day service cars, buses, tractors. Roads that are lined with trees, telegraph posts and stone walls. It is a sport that has a special place in the life and culture of Northern Ireland. But one that has claimed many lives over the years – and continues to do so to this day. Narrated by Liam Neeson, and produced by Belfast’s DoubleBand Films, this feature documentary tells the extraordinary and dramatic story of two sets of brothers from Northern Ireland who have dominated road racing for over thirty years. Robert and Joey Dunlop. Quiet men from a rural village in Co-Antrim – but racers who risked everything to win. And Robert’s sons, William and Michael. Two of the world’s leading road racers today. Young men determined to continue a family tradition. Featuring stunning action, candid race day scenes and a gripping narrative, ROAD is the story of two generations of one family that have been united by success. And united by loss.