Barbaric Genius

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the publication of John Healy’s searing memoir THE GRASS ARENA The Gate Picturehouse Notting Hill are screening Paul Duane’s award-winning documentary about John’s extraordinary life, BARBARIC GENIUS. The screening will take place on Mon 7th Oct at 8:30pm, and will be followed by a Q&A.
Tickets are available here: http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Gate_Picturehouse/film/Barbaric_Genius/
**** “Paul Duane has created an enthralling documentary…Healy is a lonely, haunted, brilliant man… a gripping study” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
**** “John Healy has a story worth telling… an absorbing film” – Sunday Times
**** “This documentary about author John Healy is a must-see if you like dark revisionist tales…” – London Evening Standard
“A fascinating documentary… his story deserves this sensitive telling” – Guardian Guide
“John Healy’s an extraordinary character… a fascinating story… reminded me of Searching for Bobby Fischer” – Mark Kermode, Radio 5 Live
“This documentary is fascinating” – Philip French, The Observer
“A compelling documentary” – Matthew Sweet, BBC Radio 3
**** “A fascinating and emotionally engaging documentary that’s by turns heart-breaking, sobering and inspirational” – Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
“Sage… sad… stirring in the audience both warm and tormented feelings” – Antonia Quirke, Financial Times
“A fascinating if stubbornly enigmatic subject for a documentary…absorbing” – Tim Robey, The Telegraph
****”This humane and haunting film… is all the more interesting for the frayed edges it leaves on display” – Little White Lies
“A fascinating story” – Short List
**** “Both a stunning character study and a damning examination of class-based prejudice” -Hot Press
“The fascinating tale of a modern hellraiser, Barbaric Genius proves that the spirit of Hemingway is still alive and kicking” – Time Out
**** “A rare documentary in which the skill and craft involved almost becomes irrelevant because of just how fascinating the subject is” – The Dubliner
***** “You will never look at someone clutching a bottle of booze on our streets the same way again after watching this film” – Camden New Journal

Posted on April 17, 2013