ADAM ANT DOC, BIRTH OF ANARCHY FILM n’MORE!
musicfilmnetwork and Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London W6 are proud to present
Tuesday 17- Friday 20 September 2013
Whether you are looking to delve down and tear up the roots of punk with The Birth Of Anarchy – Punk ’76 or get lost in Bert Jansch’s sublime interpretations of raw blues in Acoustic Routes, this September sees Riverside Studios Cinema, Hammersmith, London W6 host four days of eclectic music documentaries with accompanying Q&As that are sure to strike a chord.
Tuesday 17 September, 8.00 pm: THE BLUEBLACK HUSSAR (18)
After a sell out preview screening in June, we are delighted to welcome back The Blueblack Hussar, the long awaited Adam Ant documentary. In the 1980s the iconic pop star, Adam Ant, was at the height of his fame, easily recognised by the white stripe painted across his face and his striking imagery of Prince Charming and the Dandy Highwayman. Twenty years later, after a mental breakdown, he was locked up and forcibly sedated, putting him in a state of artistic oblivion. Jack Bond’s film follows him on his first tour for fifteen years as he plays small London clubs, culminating in a performance before 55,000 at Hyde Park. The film features the actress Charlotte Rampling who inspired his first album Dirk Wears White Sox, the producer Mark Ronson and the artist who was his mentor, Allen Jones. The screening will be followed by a Q & A with director, Jack Bond.
Wednesday 18 September, 8.00 pm: THE BIRTH OF ANARCHY – PUNK ’76 (18)
A brand new documentary tracing punk from the Kings Road SEX shop of Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood featuring contributions from Tony James, Gene October, Jon Savage, Glen Matlock, Caroline Coon, Jah Wobble, Steve Severin and archive performances, this is story of one of the greatest music explosions of 20th Century Britain. The screening will be followed by a Q & A which will feature the ‘Professor of Punk’ Don Boyds (was also the Executive Producer of The Great Rock ’n’ Roll Swindle) and Rat Scabies who was the drummer of The Damned.
Thursday 19th September, 8.00 pm: ACOUSTIC ROUTES (12a)
With Billy Connolly at the helm and an amazing cast, including Brownie McGhee, Davey Graham, Anne Briggs, Ralph McTell, Martin Carthy, John Renbourn, Hamish Imlach, Jacqui McShee and Al Stewart, Acoustic Routes is the story of one of world’s most influential musicians, Bert Jansch. Influenced by raw blues and with a bewildering technique, Jansch fashioned sublime interpretations of traditional and blues music on the acoustic guitar, a technique that set him apart from his contemporaries and established him as a pivotal innovator of the new acoustic guitar movement. The result was music that had a profound influence on generations of musicians including Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Jimmy Page, and continues to inspire today’s musicians. The screening will be followed by a Q & A with Wizz Jones, acclaimed guitarist and one of the stars of the film.
Friday 20th September, 8.00 pm: ART WILL SAVE THE WORLD (18)
Art Will Save the World is a film about Luke Haines. Singer. Musician. Author. Artist………Singer/songwriter, Luke Haines, flies back to his homeland to discuss his life on film. Wary of the idea of a film about his life and weary from the long plane ride home from Buenos Aires. While left waiting to go on set, he attempts to piece together his life. Through fragments of his existence thus far, comments from his contemporaries and friends including, musician Jarvis Cocker, novelist David Peace and Arthur Matthews we will discuss the work, legacy, struggles, battles and future of the perennial outsider the British Music Scene. Singer. Songwriter. Novelist. Artist. Luke Haines is not dead. He is alive and well and back in London … This is his story. The screening will be followed by a Q & A with Luke Haines.