Date(s) - September 17th 2019
7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
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This year’s Festival Film is the documentary Scott Walker: 30 Century Man
Scott Walker was one of the most innovative and enduring songwriters of the 20th century. He first came to fame in the mid-1960s in the group the Walker Brothers, before creating a string of acclaimed solo albums – Scott, Scott 2, Scott 3 and Scott 4 – that are regarded as some of the most adventurous and boundary-pushing pop albums of the era.
He then moved further out to the periphery of the music scene, with an increasingly experimental run of albums, including 1995’s Tilt and 2006’s The Drift, which reflected on Mussolini’s mistress, the Srebrenica massacre, and 9/11.
His most recent work was music composed for the Natalie Portman movie Vox Lux.
Walker was born Noel Scott Engel in Hamilton, Ohio in 1943, and grew up in California. In 1964, he teamed up with John Maus – who was naming himself John Walker – and became the duo the Walker Brothers. Their drummer Gary Leeds had been playing in the nascent “swinging London” pop music scene, and persuaded them to relocate to London, where Walker has been based ever since.
Tickets: £5.00 – Special Rate
Screening – 7.45pm (Doors 7.15pm)