Bunch of Kunst: A film about Sleaford Mods

Film screening + Introduction from Director Christine Franz

Thursday, 14th June 2018

Rough Trade East

Doors 6:30pm
On-stage 7:00pm
Free entry

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Rough Trade East host a free entry film screening of 'Bunch of Kunst: A film about Sleaford Mods', with a special introduction from Director and Film-maker Christine Franz. The evening celebrates the release of the 'Bunch Of Kunst Documentary & Live at SO36' DVD + CD Set.

Order your copy HERE, or purchase on the evening of this event and get it signed by Director Christine Franz.

Times...

7.00pm | Film Introduced by Director Christine Franz

7.10pm | Film screening starts

8.50pm | Film finishes

9.00pm | Store closes

British punk duo Sleaford Mods have been called "the voice of Britain" by their fans, "Britain's angriest band" by the Guardian and "The world's greatest rock 'n' roll band" by Iggy Pop. Bunch of Kunst, Christine Franz’s official documentary feature, follows them on their two-year journey from Nottingham bedroom recording sessions to chart success.

Directed, written & produced by Christine Franz.Documentary, Germany 2017, 102mins, OV English, German. ST: English, German.

Synopsis...

“Young people are signing major record deals and they just sing about love. I’m a great believer of love. But for fuck’s sake, there’s a lot going on! Who wants to hear that if you are on £15 a week? And you turn the telly on and some fucker is spouting on about love“, says singer Jason Williamson. Thanks to their sweary rants about modern England, Nottingham duo Sleaford Mods have been called "The world's greatest rock 'n' roll band" by Iggy Pop and "the soundtrack to post-Brexit Britain" by the Guardian. Jason Williamson, a former chicken factory worker and father of two, his band mate, beatmaker Andrew Fearn, and their manager Steve Underwood, avant-garde bedroom label owner and former bus driver, have won over fans with their brutally honest lyrics and DIY ethos. Following them on their two-year journey from Sherwood to chart success, Christine Franz’s official documentary feature tells the story of three guys taking on the music business on their own terms.

More about the film...

“Bunch of Kunst” was shot over two years in the UK and Europe. It follows the band on their journey to mainstream chart success from sweaty pub-backrooms to sold out Berlin shows to Glastonbury’s Peel Stage. The film crew have spent weeks on the road squeezed into the band’s tour wagon – a VW Polo – travelling between North English small towns and joined them on their first ever nightliner tour. They have documented living room song writing sessions and the making of Sleaford Mods’ Top-10-album “Key Markets”.

★★★★ “Excellent“ “Rips Austerity Britain a fresh one“

The Guardian

★★★★ “Invigorating“

Total Film

★★★★ “Fundamentally good work”

The Sunday Times

★★★★ “One of the most entertaining music docs of recent years”

The Scotsman on Sunday