#439926 - 29th Oct 20102:50pmThe Ballad of Dixie and Kenny
Liverpool and Everton legends turn out for premiere of Reds and Blues, The Ballad of Dixie and Kenny
LIVERPOOL and Everton football legends turned out in force for the world premiere of Merseyside feature film Reds and Blues, The Ballad of Dixie and Kenny.
Reds defender Jamie Carragher was joined on the specially-laid red and blue carpet at Liverpool One’s Odeon cinema by ex-players of the rival teams.
Anfield and Goodison legends Howard Kendall, Ian St John and Graham Stewart were also in attendance and watched the film from the cinema’s gallery.
The one hour 20 minute movie follows one determined Everton fan’s attempts to scupper a party at his neighbour’s to celebrate Liverpool’s fifth European Cup victory.
Speaking before the movie Jamie Carragher said: “It is great that a film uniting both Liverpool and Everton fans has been made.
“Obviously there is rivalry between both sides but the film takes a light-hearted look at that.”
Written and produced by Dave Kirby and Paul Flanagan, the men behind the hit Liverpool FC DVD, Fifteen Minutes that Shook the World, the film is centred around the ridicule and banter between both families and their kids which is endless as the flak is fired from both sides of the dividing fence.
Between the onslaught are cameos from ex-Red and Blue players including Howard Kendall as the Blue Bishop and Ian St John as the Red Saint.
Speaking at the premiere former Everton manager Kendall said: “I can’t wait to see the film. It pokes fun at the ongoing rivalry between the Reds and Blues and I’m sure all football fans will enjoy it.”
Director Ian Lysaght, a long-standing Everton fan, added: “The film has been a real joy to work on and the premiere is more about thanking everyone involved.
“I obsess about football so to produce a film based on my passion has been great.”
Cast, crew and friends continued the celebrations back at Jamie Carragher’s Cafe Sports England bar on Stanley Street.