One Night In Millstreet
On St Patrick’s Day, 1995, Chris Eubank, then world super middleweight champion undefeated in 18 title defences, was in Cork to take on his latest challenger, the Irishman Steve Collins, who was dismissed as a chancer and palooka by many. The winner of the Best Documentary Award at the Irish Film Festival London last year, Andrew Gallimore’s wildly entertaining film revisits the circus that developed around the fight and uncovers a saga involving mind games, blarney, hypnotism and the Eurovision Song Contest. It’s a compelling story, related here by those who witnessed events first hand. One Night in Millstreet is knockout filmmaking that will be appreciated far beyond boxing aficionados.
- Q&A with director Andrew Gallimore