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Pull Like a Dog

Saturday, March 24, 2018
3:30 PM | Somerville Theatre 5

Pull Like a Dog
2016/Ireland (54 min)
Director: Adrian McCarthy

In August 2016 Gary and Paul O’Donovan, two young rowers from the south west of Ireland, came from nowhere to become household names after bolting their way to silver medal success at the Rio Olympics. Not only did they become the first ever Irish rowers to bring home Olympic medals but within a week Paul also went on to become the fastest singles lightweight rower on the planet at the World Championships. This special one-hour documentary follows the O’Donovan brothers as they return to their parish of Lisheen and Skibbereen rowing club in the aftermath of their success. With catch phrases like ‘Pull Like A Dog’ and ‘Stheak and Spuds’ these two young men have succeeded in warming the hearts of a nation and changed the way we look at this minority sport.

"One of the most revealing and insightful portraits of any athletes in years."
The Herald.

Our screening of Pull Like a Dog is Sold Out.  
There will be a rush line. A limited number of tickets may become available five minutes prior to the screening on a first-come, first-served basis.