The special preview at the IFI on May 30th at 19.30 will include a satellite Q+A with members of The Stone Roses making a rare public appearance alongside director Shane Meadows and producer Mark Herbert.
One of the most iconic bands of the last three decades, the Stone Roses’ reputation rests almost entirely on their timeless debut album and a swaggering cool to which none of their many imitators even came close. But, after flaring so brightly, the group acrimoniously fell apart in the mid-‘90s. Each went their own way before reforming and touring in 2012, to the delight of a generation.
Shane Meadows’ new documentary follows the history of the band, using rare and previously unseen archive footage from their own private collections, building an intimate, warts-and-all picture of the group, culminating in their triumphant homecoming gigs at Manchester’s Heaton Park.