30 Years in the Wilderness with Stephen Duffy and The Lilac Time
Dir: Douglas Arrowsmith
Canada 2009, 83 mins
With: Stephen Duffy, Nick Rhodes, Caitlin Moran, Nick Duffy
After flirting with stardom as a founder member of Duran Duran and doing ‘Kiss Me’ solo on Top of the Pops, Duffy made the (then) ridiculous decision to grow a beard and write folk music in the wilds of Herefordshire, and he has followed his own path ever since. Memory and Desire takes us from misty Alum Rock reminiscences and the photos of urban decay which got him onto an art course at Birmingham Poly, right up to his brief (but traumatic) dalliance with Robbie Williams and the Lilac Time’s rousing reunion at Green Man Festival.