Next Wednesday night the BFI will be having a special screening at the extraordinary film by Jack Bond about Adam Ant.
There will be a Q and A between Jack Bond and LTW boss and Goldblade frontman John Robb after the film. The night will have several surprise guests and looks great.
Ticket and venue details are on the BFI website.
Director Jack Bond captures pop star Adam Ant’s extraordinary and brave come-back after years of mental health problems. In Adam’s new persona, ‘The Blueblack Hussar’, he embarks on his first tour for 15 years with his new backing band. For the first time since his Punk roots, Adam is captured in this film playing with a young, hungry band, collaborating with Boz Boorer (Morrissey, The Pole Cats, etc). The film includes electrifying live performances, starting at London’s 100 Club and culminating at Hyde Park, before an audience of 55,000. Jack Bond’s ‘fly on the wall’ direction includes intimate scenes of Adam at home, back stage and even getting a new tattoo. Exposing Adam’s multi-layered personality through the characters he connects with on his journey, Adam meets up with Amy Winehouse producer, Mark Ronson and reunites with legendary Pop Artist Allen Jones (A Clockwork Orange), his art student days mentor. Then, after an explosive show at the 100 Club, he escapes to Paris to record with his ‘Bardoesque’ backing singer, Twinkle and the enigmatic film star, Charlotte Rampling, who inspired his first album, ‘Dirk Wears White Sox’. Jack Bond, one of Britain’s most innovative directors, returns to the Cinema Verité roots of his groundbreaking 1965 film, Dali in New York to portray the creative talent of another ‘mad genius’, Adam Ant.
Attending the preview will be director/producer Jack Bond, producer Mary-Rose Story and, from the cast, Charlotte Rampling, Mark Ronson and Jamie Reynolds (lead singer, The Klaxons).
Introduced by BFI London Film Festival director, Clare Stewart, who will also speak about the Sonic Cinema, the festival’s strand of music films.
Tickets £11, concs £8:50 (Members pay £1.50 less)