ReMastered: The Miami Showband Massacre
REMASTERED: THE MIAMI SHOWBAND MASSACRE tells a story about the hugely popular Irish band, The Miami Showband, i the early to mid-1970s. Their chart-topping popularity and the frenzied screaming at their concerts made them "the Irish Beatles" in the eyes of their adoring fans. They were also massively popular in Northern Ireland, and routinely played concerts there, despite Northern Ireland being ripped asunder during the Troubles. As musicians, The Miami Showband united everyone -- Catholics and Protestants alike -- and their music brought joy to people amid acts of sectarian violence between the Irish Republican Army and the Ulster Volunteer Force. All of this changed in July of 1975, when The Miami Showband, returning to Ireland from a concert in Belfast, were stopped at a border checkpoint. Shortly after, a time bomb exploded in the back of the Miami Showband's van, and some of the forces at the checkpoint opened fire, killing three members of the band. This documentary presents the events of that horrific night, and bass player and survivor of the attack Stephen Travers' attempt to find out who was responsible for this attack. His decades-long search goes in an unexpected direction, as growing evidence mounts that those behind the attack had far deeper connections to the British government than had been initially believed.