Gary Numan: Android in La La Land

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.

Tickets available from the Genesis website here.



A River

From a precarious past to an uncertain future. A River explores the River Afan’s polluted past and its miraculous recovery, while also focusing on the current battle of locals and environmentalists against fracking in the area. Narrated by actor Michael Sheen and featuring a soundtrack by Massive Attack musicians Robert Del Naj and Euan Dickinson, this is a paean to community, local democracy and the natural world.

Followed by a Q&A with Amelia Womack (Deputy leader of the Green Party,Leader of the Welsh Green Party) and director Anthony Tombling Jr, hosted by Emma Howard (Environment correspondent, The Guardian). Tickets available from the Genesis website here.