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Rocky Ros Muc

From humble beginnings, to challenging for a world title crown. From the quiet Gaeltacht village of Ros Muc in County Galway to the criminal underworld of James ‘Whitey’ Bulger and the mean streets of Boston. Rocky Ros Muc examines spirit inside the ring and troubles outside; the reality of emigration and its impact on identity.

In the mid-1970’s Sean Mannion left Galway for Boston. Like many before him, he left behind his home village of Ros Muc and headed for a new life in America. He had a talent for boxing. His sparring partners at his gym were at the heart of Whitey Bulger’s Winter Hill gang. Friends. Fellow emigrants. His world was their world. The fighting Irish. Drugs, racketeering, and murder. This was the reality of life in South Boston.

In October 1984, Sean stood in the boxing ring in Madison Square Garden in New York City, fighting for a WBA world title crown. His rise up the professional ranks wasn’t straightforward. Neither was his descent.
Rocky Ros Muc is Sean Mannion’s story. His life and boxing career. The ups and downs of both. A story of survival. Of determination, honor and strength. A story about identity and community. Not just for Sean Mannion, but for the thousands of emigrants like him.

Played at

Music Hall, 10.06.17 - 10.12.17
Rated NR
Web Site: https://www.belowt...
Runtime: 92 min
Language: English

Director: Michael Fanning
Cast: Kevin Cullen, Seán Bán Breathnach