Keenan and McCarthy spent 4.5 years confined together, held underground for much of their captivity, at times chained to each other and to the walls of their prisons. The two men, who could easily have found themselves at opposite ends of a gun barrel in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, instead forged a relationship which transcended all that appeared to divide them. "Blind Flight" tells the story of this compelling relationship as they both resurrect their deepest memories, feelings, fears and loves. In their near biblical journey they uncover many of the forces which made them blind and captive human beings prior to their physical captivity. They finally discover a compassion for their captors which makes the film a 'love story' in the fullest and most humanistic sense.Written by
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A deeply moving and often witty portrayal of male bonding
Blind Flight is a tender, witty, and deeply moving portrayal of the love and mutual support which develops between two highly unlikely individuals, Irishman Brian Keenan and Englishman (with Irish roots)John McCarthy, during their many years of captivity as hostages in the Lebanon in the mid 1980s.Blind Flight took years of love, sweat and dedication to come to fruition....why didn't more people go and see it in the cinemas? Why is it not being screened at my local art-house cinema, the Duke of Yorks, when they were turning people away at a sell out special screening in October? If you want to see it on the big screen, get on the phone and demand that it be screened in your local art-house cinema. This is a film which deserves to be seen by the many, not the few....particularly given the current hostage sitruation in Iraq.If you can't get it on at the cinema, take it out on DVD or VHS from your local rental store...or buy it!!!
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