CineCov is teaming up with The Tin and Warwick University’s Department of Film and Television Studies and Centre for Television Histories to explore the special relationship between fans and the music that they love.
In the first of two events (see the other one here), we’ll be screening Jeremy Deller and Nicholas Abrahams’s brilliant, controversial, and rarely screened documentary Our Hobby is Depeche Mode aka The Posters Came from the Walls. The film, though commissioned by the band’s record company, is all about the fans, taking a deep dive into the global phenomenon of Depeche Mode fandom - from illegal tape trading in the former Soviet Union to the ‘Depeche Mode Riots’ of early-90s LA. A touching, rebellious and frequently hilarious exploration of what it means to love a band and their music.
The film will be preceded by a programme of music-inspired shorts and a live acoustic performance.
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This event is part of Rock ‘n’ Docs, a series of music-related film and live performances happening at Coventry Canal Basin every Friday evening in August. If you’d like to start your evening early join Ludic Rooms for Roam + Dwell - free Friday afternoon sessions exploring the Canal Basin, sharing artist works-in-progress and inviting all to play, make and explore things afloat.
Dir: Jeremy Deller and Nicholas Abraham
UK 2006, 67mins Recommended cert: 12A
18:00 - 18.45 Pre-feature shorts
19:00 - 19.30 Live acoustic performance
19.30 - 21.30 Feature