GARY NUMAN: ANDROID IN LA LA LAND LONDON PREMIERE
Steve Read, Rob Alexander | UK | 2016 | 85 mins
Sunday 3 July, Genesis Cinema, 7pm. Followed by a Q&A and After Party. Tickets available here.
Always celebrating the clash of sound and image, the East End Film Festival has a longstanding and passionate commitment to music and its mercurial creators. From Joe Strummer to The Libertines, and from Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry to Amy Winehouse, EEFF has been delighted to premiere some of the last decade’s finest music documentaries. Gary Numan: Android in La La Land is utterly at home in that company.
A story of a man who has gone from global fame to the brink and back again, Steve Read & Rob Alexander’s film follows the artist behind bonafide smash hits Cars and Are ‘Friends’ Electric? as he returns to the world stage, and moves to California.
An electronic music pioneer famous for his standoffish demeanour, sharp threads and eyeliner, Numan’s journey into the musical wilderness, long undiagnosed Asperger’s, marriage to his biggest fan, and triumphant return is the stuff great movies are made of. A human story with killer songs, Android in La La Land is a film for would-be Numanoids everywhere.
WITH MANY THANKS TO OUR CLOSING NIGHT SUPPORTER: TRUMAN’S