About My Left Foot

Born with cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family, Christy Brown (Daniel Day-Lewis) was able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds. With the help of his dedicated family and his own courage, Christy developed into a brilliant painter, poet and author.

Recently asked about his decision to cast Daniel Day-Lewis in My Left Foot, director Jim Sheridan said that ‘I don't think you could make it today without trying to find somebody physically impaired…it's a different world and you'd be duty bound.’

Programmer Conor O’Donovan will be introducing this screening as part of his continuing Disability On Film season, which looks to examine and interrogate the representation of disabled people on screen over the decades.