Shot in the Summer of 1993, Glastonbury the Movie In Flashback is a reworking of the film originally shown in 1996. Beautiful shot, this epic documentary captures the unique spirit of the festival before the TV cameras rolled in and changed the festival landscape forever.
Featuring extraordinary performances from the likes of The Orb, The Verve, Porno for Pyros, Omar and McKoy, director Robin Mahoney has taken his original film apart and re-made it for a new generation. Incorporating new footage that once ended up on the cutting room floor, Mahoney has retained the wildness, simplistic chaos and freedom of a festival that does not perhaps exist any more.
“The original was a very rewarding film to make, but this takes it to another level,” says director Robin Mahoney. He continues “… we made the decision to focus on that one iconic year (1993). I think it was a significant moment in the history of Glastonbury. TV cameras hadn’t arrived yet and popular culture in the UK was just about to undergo a seismic shift.”
Mahoney set out to capture a moment in British history and he does just that through a very intimate and personal journey across three days. For those who want to remember what it used to be like or for those who never had the chance to sample Glastonbury as it once was, this film is a must see. The superb soundtrack that pulses throughout the film carries us along on what can only be described as a fantastic and brutally honest trip into the magic and madness of Glastonbury.
Glastonbury the Movie in Flashback screened at the Open City Docs Fest (runs 21-24 June) on Saturday 23rd June 2012. For more info : http://www.opencitydocsfest.com/index.php?id=112
Glastonbury the Movie in Flashback opens in cinemas on June 29th 2012.
Opening Night Premiere with Q&A and special guests including, actor Charlie Creed-Miles, Rob Birch (Stereo MCs), Alex Paterson (The Orb)
7 Leicester Place
Leicester Square, London
Friday June 29th 8.30pm - Tickets here -