Now You See Me (Changing Times: Women's Histories)
The Alcohol Years + Intro from Dave Haslam
Tue 23 Apr, 8:00pm at Copper Auditorium
Tickets: £7-£5 , approx running time: 50mins + Intro
Director: Carol Morley
Cast: Stella Grundy, Douglas Hart, Dave Haslam
Featuring a live Intro with author and DJ Dave Haslam, who features in the film.
Carol Morley’s debut feature film The Alcohol Years is a brave and unflinching form of self-documentary, a radical approach to film making that won her a Grierson Award in the film’s year of release. Carol’s wild teenage years were spent in Stockport and Manchester, with a pivotal year being 1982, the year she left school and the year the Haçienda nightclub opened. The Haçienda provided a playground of sorts, and the films recounts the many adventures that she had there, and also while out on the live music scene performing in her band TOT.
After twelve years away, The Alcohol Years was a personal project, to patch together that part of her history, constructing bits of the story using filmed interviews with people who knew her ‘back then’. Conflicting memories and viewpoints weave in and out, revealing a portrait of the city, its pop culture, and the people who lived it.
This film will be introduced by Manchester based author Dave Haslam, a close friend of Carol’s since the 1980s who appears in the film several times.
Dave Haslam is a writer, broadcaster and DJ who DJ’ed over 450 times at the Haçienda nightclub in Manchester and has since DJ’d worldwide. He has written for the New Musical Express, The Guardian, the London Review of Books, and The Times, and has published five books.
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