Nothing Compares

Wed 06 July Town Hall Theatre / 21:00

2022 / Ireland & United Kingdom / 97 min / Biographical, Music, Documentary

The film charts Sinéad OʼConnorʼs phenomenal rise to worldwide fame and examines how she used her voice at the height of her stardom. Focusing on Sinéad’s prophetic words and deeds across a five-year period (1987–1992), Nothing Compares presents an authored, cinematic portrait of a musical icon through a contemporary feminist lens.
“A bold re-examination of O’Connor’s all-too-brief window of wider influence, and a searing critique of the sexist and conservative backlash that led to her retreat from public life.” — INDIEWIRE

The archive-led documentary, directed by Belfast-born Kathryn Ferguson, features era-defining music videos and concert performances alongside previously unseen footage from this period. The film is underpinned by a new interview with Sinéad herself, in which she reflects on events in her own words, and from a present-day perspective.

Intimate first-hand contributor interviews add to the tapestry of the narrative. Additional insights from contemporary artists, musicians and social commentators introduce broader themes of Irish history, politics and global activism, all the while reflecting on the artistry, impact and legacy of this fearless trailblazer.

Irish Premiere

Followed by Q&A with director Kathryn Ferguson.

Director: Kathryn Ferguson
Writers: Kathryn Ferguson, Eleanor Emptage & Michael Mallie
Producers: Eleanor Emptage & Michael Mallie

Principal funder