Lighthouse Cinema to screen Man Utd doc Class of ’92, followed by Q&A with the film's footballing stars
They were one of the most famous youth teams in the history of football and now the famed Manchester United ‘Class of 92’ have had a documentary made about them.
There is great news for Irish footballing film fans as the incomparable Lighthouse Cinema in Dublin has today announced that they will be screening not only the fascinating-looking documentary on December 1st, but also the live satellite Q&A that will immediately follow it.
The Q&A will be broadcast live from the ODEON West End in London and will feature the stars of the film, David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes. The event will also be hosted by an as yet unannounced A-list celebrity, so JOE is just waiting for the call to come our way.
Any day now...
Check out the excellent trailer to whet your appetite in the meantime:
Although it was known that they were pretty special at the time, few would have predicted the effect that the famous 1992 FA Youth Cup-winning team would go on to have at Manchester United and beyond in the footballing world.
Despite Alan Hansen famously saying that you’ll “win nothing with kids,” that team laid the foundation for one of the most successful periods enjoyed by any club in any country for the best part of two decades as well as producing some of the best players the English game has seen in the last 20 years.
Five of that team – Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, David Beckham, Nicky Butt and Gary Neville – and Phil Neville, who was younger and graduated to the senior team a little later than the rest, are the focus of a new movie called ‘Class of ’92, which is set to be released next month.
The official trailer was broadcast on Soccer AM recently and as well as contributions from the six names above, it also features cameos from Zinedine Zidane, Tony Blair, Eric Cantona, film director Danny Boyle and Mani of the Stone Roses to talk about the impact the team made on football and on the city of Manchester at the time.
The appeal of the film to Manchester United fans is obvious – they’ll be delighted to see the return of the famous light-blue pyjama style away jersey from the early 90s for a start – but judging by the trailer it looks as it might have wider appeal and the worldwide profile of Beckham alone is bound to ensure that. As will Gary Neville talking about an inability to chat up girls, of course.
Class of ’92 is due to be screened in selected cinemas from Sunday 1st December and will be available to purchase on DVD from Monday 2nd December.