Love Yourself Today

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CertificateNot Rated
Year2021
GenreDocumentary
DirectorRoss Killeen
LanguageEnglish
CountryIreland
Running Time1HR 20MINS
SeasonMain Programme

Part documentary, part concert film, Love Yourself Today is an emotive celebration of modern spirituality and the power of music to heal, following Irish musician Damien Dempsey as he prepares for his Christmas concert in Vicar Street.

Every Christmas in Dublin, crowds gather for Damo’s Christmas gig. 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 singer-songwriter Dempsey and three members of the audience. Their stories are told, their grief unravelled and the light in the darkness discovered through communal art.

With themes of addiction, loss but also hope and positivity, this documentary shows how Dempsey’s music often reflects his fans' pain, alleviates their anguish and ultimately provides peace as they sing all their cares away.

"I've seen no better film about the social value of art. It's both moving and motivating." - Brian Eno

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