The Irish revolutionary Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa was brutalized in English prisons and then exiled to New York City where in the 1880s he founded THE BROOKLYN DYNAMITE SCHOOL that was active in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. He claimed to have "invented terrorism" and trained operatives to set off explosions on English soil. Always controversial and never boring Rossa's story is told in the documentary REBEL ROSSA. Please watch on Amazon Prime or order your DVD (with an hour of exclusive extras) below.
REBEL ROSSA DVD (USA VERSION) available exclusively at this site. Over an hour of EXTRAS including: 1) Interview with Gerry Adams: 2) Reenactment of Padraig Pearse's famous oration over Rossa's grave - "The Fools, The Fools, The Fools!"; 3) Singing of "The Ballad of Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa" by Donie Carroll; 4) An extended visit to "The Secret Museum" of Republican artifacts in Lurgan, Northern Ireland; 5) The New York City O'Donovan Rossa Commemorations in 2015; 6) a visit to the O'Donovan Rossa GAC in Belfast; 7) Easter Commemorations in Carrickmore, Co. Tyrone & MORE
UPCOMING SCREENINGS!!!! The screenings below in the USA have been great. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to set up a screening for your organization. In my experience it is a great film for Irish-interest organizations to screen for membership and the public.
VARIOUS SCREENINGS ARRANGED IN TRI-STATE AREA FOR MARCH/APRIL 2018 - PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR DETAILS
APRIL 20 2018 @ DREW UNIVERSITY
NOVEMBER 20th @ NEW YORK IRISH CENTER - info and tickets
OCTOBER 7TH @NYU GLUCKSMAN IRELAND HOUSE - info and tickets HERE
MAY 6TH - 2PM - Greenpoint Film Festival, Wythe Hotel screening room (80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn NY) - Tickets here
MAY 18TH - 6PM - Quinnipiac University/Great Famine Museum, 370 Basset Road, N. Haven, CT - Tickets here
APRIL 22ND - 2:30PM - Baldwin Room, East Hampton Library, 159 Main Street, East Hampton, NY - Q & A and reception (free)
Thank you! Premieres in NYC and Chicago were amazing, thanks to everyone for coming out. The DVD is going to be released soon in IRELAND, please check back in early April and I will have the information.
MARCH 3rd NYC PREMIERE SCREENING of REBEL ROSSA at Craic Fest! Please pre-book your tickets to this ONE night only event to kick off March. The ticket price includes a pre-screening reception with complimentary beer and whisky. Space will be limited - buy your ticket here
JUST ANNOUNCED - A shorter 52 minute version of Rebel Rossa re-titled "Who Owns O'Donovan Rossa" will be broadcast on RTE ONE on DECEMBER 15th at 11:15PM in the usual documentary slot. Please spread the word! This isn't the final film so I would encourage those interested to still watch the full Rebel Rossa when it becomes available. Thank you!
The updated, color corrected 88 minute REBEL ROSSA will screen at the Cork Film Festival on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13th at 1:30PM - please get your tickets here:
I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE REBEL ROSSA (new title) WILL BE PREMIERING AT THE GALWAY FILM FLEADH ON JULY 7TH. It has been an incredible ride with much hard work to get it to this place in such a tight timeframe and such little funding - so I thank again everyone that helped along the way! There is only one screening scheduled and then a sneak peak screening at the Skibbereen Arts Festival on July 23rd. But keep spreading the word and requesting to see it as that will certainly help a wider distribution.
And, yes, if you can please find it in your heart to donate as I still need to find funds for finishing the mix, color, licensing, etc. etc. Thank you!!!
Please take a few minutes to meet the filmmaker and learn more about ROSSA IRISH REBEL! Editing is happening but we need your support in order to meet urgent deadlines. We appeal to you to be part of this project that will carry forward the story of ROSSA. Thank you!
PS - James Fearnley of the Pogues is composing music for the film as well as an original song based on Padraig Pearse's famous oration - "The fools, the fools, the fools!" - Amazing!
OUR SHOOT IN AUGUST WAS A GREAT SUCCESS. I AM CURRENTLY ORGANIZING THAT FOOTAGE AND BEGINNING THE EDIT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE WITH LIMITED RESOURCES. PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING TO THIS PROJECT IF YOU CAN!
ROSSA IRISH REBEL - THE FIRST TRAILER - Thanks for taking the time to view this first trailer for the project. It features O'Donovan Rossa biographer Shane Kenna and Irish historian Judith Campbell and highlights controversial parts of Rossa's life and contemporary issues in Ireland leading up to the 100 year anniversary of the Easter Rising. Thank you! WRC