Producer Seumas MacTaggart will introduce the film at the 22 February screening.
Frequently described as the greatest boxer that Scotland has ever produced, Benny Lynch became
the flyweight champion of the world. It was a sweet triumph for the man from the Gorbals, who had
been raised in extreme poverty. Archive footage, animated sequences and the admiring comments of
modern boxers combine to celebrate Benny’s remarkable achievements and to put his life in context.
Lynch was only 33 when he died in 1946, overwhelmed by the chronic alcoholism he had been unable
to defeat. Benny is an affectionate salute to the people’s champion.