Director: Emer Reynolds,

Cast: Phil Lynott,

Genre: Documentary | Rating: M

Runtime: 113 Minutes

A feature documentary on the life and music of Phil Lynott, telling the story of how a young black boy from working class 1950's Dublin, became Ireland's Greatest Rock Star. As lead singer of Thin Lizzy, Phil 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, the dreamer.

"This really is the definitive Phil Lynott documentary, revealing a fascinating story that feels genuine and purposeful. 'Phil Lynott: Songs for While I'm Away' is made for the big screen … See it in the cinema with surround sound as it will take your breath away"


"Has the power and sensitivity to pull the emotions from one’s heart and soul"

- Music News

"A thoughtful documentary about its charismatic leading man … This accomplished songwriter –along with his singular voice—was a once-in-a-generation talent"

- Washington City Paper


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