Thursday, January 8, 2015

A Few Stills From No Manifesto: A Film About Manic Street Preachers

I've been a hardcore fan of the Manic Street Preachers for nearly 20 years now and it seems like I hardly ever blog about them. Maybe I'm not equipped to write about them effectively? Maybe their music is too important to me to put that feeling down in words? I love The Beatles too; how many posts have I done on them in 8 years as a blogger? Some things are so ingrained they're beyond blog posts...

Well it's time I fired up my hype machine 'cause here is something worth hyping.

No Manifesto: A Film About Manic Street Preachers is finally being released. In the UK there will be screenings this month and the film will then hit DVD and VOD (Video-on-Demand).

In case you haven't read anything about this yet, or maybe you've just seen the clips on YouTube and not known the back-story on this documentary, here are a few details from the press release:

No Manifesto: A Film About Manic Street Preachers, released in cinemas in January, is the American movie maker’s personal homage to a band whose restless reinvention, political awareness and uncompromising desire to be different has propelled them through the charts for almost three decades.

Told using interviews with nearly 100 fellow fans across the world, archive footage, intimate conversations at home with the band during the making of their 2007 album Send Away The Tigers, and live performances from three tours filmed especially for this project, it is a story of rock and roll endurance, respect and truth....

Twelve years in the making, No Manifesto captures The Manics, lifelong pals James Dean Bradfield (singer/lead guitar), Nicky Wire (bass/lyricist) and Sean Moore (drums), approaching their 40s and coming to terms with what it means to be a middle-aged rock band – possibly the hardest realignment since the dramatic disappearance of their friend and fourth band member Richey Edwards in February 1995....

For more details on the film, please check out the website:
http://nomanifestofilm.com/

And you can also check out the Facebook page for the film:
www.facebook.com/NoManifestoFilm

And here are some semi-exclusive pics and stills from No Manifesto: A Film About Manic Street Preachers...







And, for what it's worth, here is my favorite clip from the film so far and the trailer...