Get the first blistering glimpse of the Manics' new live movie on NME first as we talk to director Kieran Evans
Manic Street Preachers have unveiled the first clip of their new film Be Pure Be Vigilant Behave. See if first on NME below, along with our Q&A with director Kieran Evans.
The film, directed by longtime collaborator and BAFTA-winning filmmaker Kieran Evans, is a live movie of the band’s 20th anniversary tour of seminal album ‘The Holy Bible’ in 2014.
The first taster of the film is a blistering rendition of classic single ‘Faster’. Check it out below.
“Despite what people may say, it’s a very hooky album,” director Kieran Evans told NME. “There are moments like ‘Faster’ and ‘Revol’ that are some of the most thrilling rock n’ roll songs that you can see – the effect on the audience is incredible.”
Explaining the lo-fi DIY ethos of the film, he added: “Wire and I were discussing how we’d pitch it, and we settled on ‘The Sex Pistols directed by Gaspar Noé’.”
Be Pure Be Vigilant Behave will debut at Premiere Cinemas Cardiff on 19 October as part of the tenth anniversary celebrations of Swn festival. For tickets and more information, visit here.
To celebrate the premiere, we had a quick catch-up with director Kieran Evans.
“Wire phoned me today and said he still had a headache from watching the film”
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“It wasn’t to be ‘a concert film’. We wanted it to reflect and respect Richey Edwards and Phillip Hall and they’re in there. When we were doing the edit, me and Wire and I were discussing how we’d pitch it, and we settled on ‘The Sex Pistols directed by Gaspar Noé’.”