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Sinéad O'Connor in Nothing Compares by Kathryn Ferguson
Sinéad O’Connor in Nothing Compares by Kathryn Ferguson Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo: Independent News and Media.

Directed by Irish filmmaker Kathryn Ferguson, Nothing Compares, a bold, multi-layered portrait of iconic musician Sinéad O’Connor will be released in theaters in New York and Los Angeles on Friday, September 23 and stream on Showtime on Friday, September 30.

Nothing Compares, which had its world premiere at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, charts Sinéad OʼConnorʼs phenomenal rise to worldwide fame, and examines how she used her voice at the height of her stardom before her iconoclastic personality led to her exile from the pop mainstream. Focusing on Sinéad’s prophetic words and deeds from 1987 to 1993, the film presents an authored, richly cinematic portrait of this fearless trailblazer through a contemporary feminist lens.

The archive-led documentary features era-defining music videos and concert performances alongside previously unseen footage from this period. The film is underpinned by a new interview with Sinéad herself, in which she reflects on events in her own words, and from a present-day perspective. Intimate first-hand contributor interviews add to the tapestry with additional insights from contemporary artists, musicians and social commentators introducing broader themes of Irish history, politics and global activism, all the while reflecting on Sinéad’s artistry, impact and legacy.

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