About the film
Shooting for Socrates
Release Date: July 11, 2014
|Slogan||:||«Divided by conflict...united by a dream»|
|Production Companies||:||New Black Films|
|Producers||:||James Erskine, Victoria Gregory|
Set in Belfast against the backdrop of the 1986 World Cup, Shooting for Socrates tells the story of a momentous time in Northern Ireland's football history through the eyes of players, fans and the media. The film also follows the lives of passionate football supporter Arthur and his son Tommy from East Belfast. The lead up to a momentous day in the life of a young boy (his 10th birthday) mirrors the build up to the big day for the Northern Ireland football team as they play the greatest match of their lives.