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Sat Oct 22, 8:15 PM
Director: Dylan Southern, Will Lovelace
United Kingdom
105 minutes
Unclassified 15+

“...a vivid time capsule of New York rock culture at the turn of the millennium” Variety

Told entirely through rare archival, home video, and DIY concert footage, this time capsule transports you directly to the meteoric rise of the Strokes, Interpol, the Yeah Yeah Yeah, LCD Soundsystem and more. New York at the turn of the millennium is captured in the most immediate, immersive fashion/ You can smell the sweat in the Mercury Lounge, watch on as Karen O rehearses in cramped apartments, feel the fabric of the city as it tries to mend in the wake of 9-11. The raw, downtown cool of the music is of course the pounding pulse of the film, but directors Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace also able to strike a poignant, elegiac tone.

“A euphoric and romanticised ode to the rock 'n' roll renaissance of early 2000s New York.” (RogerEbert.com)

“The music sounds just as thrilling as ever.” (Vogue)

Film Type Documentary
Program Strand Music on Films
Age Recommendation Unclassified 15+
Language English
Director Dylan Southern, Will Lovelace
Producer Vivienne Perry, Sam Bridger, Marisa Clifford, Thomas Benski, Danny Gabai, Suroosh Alvi
Cinematographer Zebedee Budworth
Cast Andrew Cross, Sam Rice-Edwards
Genre Documentary, Music, Music Documentary