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30 Nov 2021

Take a flight of fantasy with The Runway

The Runway is inspired by the true story of a South American pilot who had a bumpy landing near Mallow, Co. Cork in 1983. Against all odds, the people of the town came together to build a runway to get him home and briefly caught the imagination of the nation. It is the story of Paco, a young boy without a father who adopts the pilot and convinces the town to build a runway to get him home.

The Runway is inspired by the true story of a South American pilot who had a bumpy landing near Mallow, Co. Cork in 1983. Against all odds, the people of the town came together to build a runway to get him home and briefly caught the imagination of the nation. It is the story of Paco, a young boy without a father who adopts the pilot and convinces the town to build a runway to get him home.

This small independent Irish film has been getting rave reviews and has won all sorts of international awards. Well worth a view. Many will already be familiar with the original story fromits frequent appearances on Reeling in the Years!

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