Friday, January 25, 2013

Irish documentary tells story of iconic photo

Classic Irish mystery comes to big screen ~ 24 January 2013

The IFTA-nominated documentary Men at Lunch (Lón Sa Spéir), which tells the story of one of the most iconic photographs of the 20th century, Lunch Atop a Skyscraper, and explores its links to a Galway village, opens in cinemas next month.

Lunch Atop a Skyscraper was taken in 1932 and shows workers on their break on a girder 850ft above Manhattan during the building of the Rockefeller Centre.

In 2007, brothers Eamonn and Sean Ó Cualáin came upon a special framed copy of the photograph in Whelan's pub in the Galway village of Shanaglish and began their fascinating investigation into two local men who had emigrated from the village in the 1920s.

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