A documentary charting the life of footballing legend Kenny Dalglish called ‘Kenny’ is to be shown at Parkway Cinema this Sunday.
‘Kenny’ is an incredible feature film that tells the unique story of a man whose life and career have become entwined with the fortunes of his adopted city, Liverpool.
Cliff Ballie, General Manager at the Parkway Cinema said;
“As always, we try to bring a very varied selection of films as well as the blockbusters. We were asked by the distributor as well as a customer if we would like to play and fortunately, we had the space to show this documentary.”
In 1985, following the Heysel Stadium disaster, Kenny was appointed Player-Manager of Liverpool Football Club. Already lionized for his feats on the pitch, this intensely private 34-year old was now the public face of Liverpool.
Known as ‘The King’, Kenny Dalglish was revered by fans during his time at Liverpool FC, where as a player and manager he won 27 trophies.
However, arguably his greatest challenge came in the aftermath of Hillsborough, when he became a beacon of hope and strength in the fight for justice that followed.
Tragedy and triumph have been shared over more than thirty years, cementing Kenny Dalglish’s place in the hearts of everyone who lives in the city.
His success at the club during the years that followed are uniquely captured through his eyes and interviews with legendary former players such as Alan Hansen, Ian Rush, and John Barnes as well as one of his greatest rivals Sir Alex Ferguson.
These triumphs were eventually overshadowed by Hillsborough, the impact of that terrible day revealed by Kenny, his closest friends and family, with the toil of carrying the grief of an entire city eventually leading to Kenny’s resignation as manager.
Uplifting, powerful, funny but at times truly heart breaking, Kenny is a unique portrait of a proud Scotsman who captured the hearts of Merseyside will move everyone who watches it.
Kenny will be screened at the Parkway Cinema on Sunday 26 November at 18.30PM