This film is an official selection of the Sound Unseen 16 Film & Music Festival.
Date: Thurs. Nov. 12, 2015
Venue: Trylon microcinema
Price: $10 advance/$12 at the door
Director Elizabeth Marcus in attendance!
In 1991, a band with the unlikely name of Manic Street Preachers came on to the British music scene proclaiming ambitions to make one album, sell 16 million copies of it, and then split up. A quarter century, multiple hit records and one missing member later, they are still here. Now this colorful and contentious band faces off with their equally colorful and contentious fans in a verité multimedia mash-up experiment that will turn the traditional rock’n’roll documentary upside-down and shake it until all the change falls out of its pockets. For the making of No Manifesto, the Manics provided unprecedented access. The film tells the story of the band’s rise from mouthy punks to international renown, takes a fascinating look at the band's creative process, and joins them on tour. By combining footage shot at home and on the road with rare archival materials and fan interviews that provide commentary, lore, criticism and praise, No Manifesto gives a comprehensive look at a most unusual band. (Synopsis provided by filmmaker.)
DIR: Elizabeth Marcus, USA, 2015, 96 min.
Sponsored by: Metro Transit and 89.3 the Current