IFI Press Release: 14/05/2014
IFI to present a live satellite Q+A with Jarvis Cocker and Pulp after screening of new documentary on Saturday 7th June
Sheffield, 1988, ‘The Day That Never Happened’. Following a disastrous farewell show in their hometown, Pulp move to London in search of success. They find fame on the world stage in the 1990s with anthems including Common People and Disco 2000. 25 years (and 10 million album sales) later, they return to Sheffield for their last UK concert: what could go wrong?
The band share their thoughts on fame, love, mortality & car maintenance as well as a career-best performance in this riveting and revealing new documentary Pulp: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets… This special screening on 7th June (doors 17.30) will be followed by a live satellite Q+A with Pulp from Sheffield’s renowned Doc/Fest.
Director Florian Habicht (Love Story) weaves together the band’s personal offerings with dream-like specially-staged tableaux featuring ordinary people recruited on the streets of Sheffield.
Unveiling the deep affection that the inhabitants of Sheffield have for Pulp, and the formative effect the town has had on the band’s music (& front-man Jarvis Cocker’s lyrics in particular) Pulp is a music-film like no other – by turns funny, moving, life-affirming & (occasionally) bewildering.
Tickets for the special screening + Q&A on 7th of June are available now from the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 or www.ifi.ie. Doors open at 17.30 for build-up interviews and coverage from the Doc/Fest. Film starts at 6.15pm.
For more media information and images please contact Patrick Stewart at the Irish Film Institute on 01 679 5744 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The IFI acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council.
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