Sinéad O’Connor remains one of the most influential music acts to emerge into the pop mainstream in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Now, take a look at her life and career through the lens of Kathryn Ferguson, making her documentary feature debut with “Nothing Compares,” an in-depth look at O’Connor’s creative legacy.
The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year (read our review here) and has since gone on to more success at other festivals, especially in O’Connor and Ferguson’s native Ireland. Now, it reaches American audiences on Showtime later this month.
Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
Directed by Kathryn Ferguson (Taking the Waters, Space to Be), NOTHING COMPARES 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 O’Connor’s prophetic words and deeds from 1987 to 1993, the film presents an authoritative, richly cinematic portrait of this fearless trailblazer through a contemporary feminist lens.
“Nothing Compares” premieres on Showtime On Demand and streaming on September 30 before it premieres on the network on October 2. Watch the movie’s trailer below.