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Vue Cinema London - Piccadilly

19 Lower Regent Street

London

SW1Y 4LR

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After his football career comes to an end, Davie starts promoting gigs in Dundee with his friends.

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Directed by David McLean

Narrative Film/ UK/ 89 mins

Strand: Homegrown/ In Competition

English Premiere

Screens Wednesday 25 September 18:45 | Friday 27 September 15:15

Review:

Davie (Conor Berry) is a young man seeking an alternative to working in a factory. Instead, he puts on increasingly more ambitious concerts in his local area. Assisted by friends, family, and his rather underserved girlfriend (Tara Lee), he manages to make the gigs a success, despite a number of setbacks of his own making.

Set in the late 1970s and based on the real life exploits of Dave McLean (manager of Placebo, making his film debut here as writer and director) a young lad falls into concert promotion, love, and the world of gangsters. It’s an engaging tale giving the audience a behind-the-scenes view of the music industry, with a pared back plot and plenty of realism in the dialogue. More Tennent’s than Buckfast.

Davie swaggers through the film, possibly after studying an early Pete Docherty for the role. He lends an air of cheeky warmth to a character that could easily have slipped from hero to anti-hero were it not for this, and the technical department's every effort to support the conviviality behind the storytelling. The stylistic choices are heavily influenced by TRAINSPOTTING, which adds to the tongue in cheek nature of the entire operation. One only wishes they had gone further and included a little SPINAL TAP into the bargain./ Reviewed by Rebecca Drummond Cribb

Credits:

Director: David McLean

Executive Producer: David McLean

Producer: Alex Weston, Virginia Lee

Writer: David McLean, Khaled Spiewak, Kyle Titterton

Cast: Conor Berry, Tara Lee, Sean Connor, Grant R. Keelan, Paula Masterton

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Vue Cinema London - Piccadilly

19 Lower Regent Street

London

SW1Y 4LR

United Kingdom

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