Hackney Picture House screening confirmed
Manic Street Preachers

Heavenly are set to host a night of cinema devoted to Manic Street Preachers.

Manic Street Preachers have always been aware of their visual presentation. From those early home made shirts to the grandeur of their commercial peak, the Welsh trio know that to be good you have to look good.

Now Heavenly Films have outlined plans for a night of cinema devoted to the Welsh band. The main focus of the event will feature the documentary film 'Culture, Alienation, Boredom and Despair' which re-counts their early rise to infamy.

Shot by acclaimed filmmaker Kieran Evans, the film also boasts the input of celebrated Manics expert Robin Turner. Tracing their evolution, 'Culture, Alienation, Boredom and Despair' follows the band in the lead up to the release of 'Generation Terrorists' - a record they promised would sell 16 million copies before they broke up in a shower of lurid tabloid headlines and cheap make up.

Whilst that didn't quite happen, 'Generation Terrorists' remains a thrilling listen. 'Culture, Alienation, Boredom and Despair' looks to be a must-see for fans, featuring contributions from key players in their rise as well as a raft of archive footage.

Set to be shown on May 2nd, the film will be followed by a Q&A session as well as spot of DJ led entertainment. By way of a taster, fans will be treated to screenings of five Manic Street Preachers promo video's personally selected by Nicky Wire and seldom seen on the big screen.

Heavenly Films are set to bring 'Culture, Alienation, Boredom and Despair' to the Hackney Picturehouse on May 2nd.


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