Mu/Mo #3: 24 Hour Party People (2002)

Music Film and video

by Michael Winterbottom

Monday 28 April 2014
Ouverture des portes : 21:00
Price : Free entrance
Location : KultuurKaffee Plan

24 Hour Party People departs from the flamboyant, sexually ambiguous side of glam rock in the 1980s and explores the fun, raucous ride that was the Manchester Movement. In one of the earlier scenes of the latter, posters of Pink Floyd and David Bowie are hastily ripped off a wall — a powerful metaphor signifying the compelling change that was happening during that time.

Manchester 1976: Cambridge educated Tony Wilson, Granada TV presenter, is at a Sex Pistols gig. Totally inspired by this pivotal moment in music history, he and his friends set up a record label, Factory Records, signing first Joy Division (who go on to become New Order) then James and the Happy Mondays, who all become seminal artists of their time. What ensues is a tale of music, sex, drugs, larger-than-life characters, and the birth of one of the most famous dance clubs in the world, The Hacienda - a mecca for clubbers as famous as the likes of Studio 54.

Graphically depicting the music and dance heritage of Manchester from the late 70's to the early 90's, this comedy documents the vibrancy that made Mad-chester the place in the world that you would most like to be.


 Runtime: 117 min


Enjoy on Mu/Mo-evenings a startling music documentary at KultuurKaffee. From 9 o’ clock onwards Mu/Mo screens several documentaries with a focus on music in every sense of the word.  A kaleidoscopic selection of films that celebrate the perfect match between music and film.

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Tags : Mu/Mo (Music + Movie)