ROAD MOVIES

Your chance to see some films from our recent NFT season, at a cinema near you soon...

NME at the NFT goes on tour later this month, taking some of the films from our run at London’s national film theatre to cinemas around the country.

Films included in the first NME touring festival include Portishead – PNYC (pictured), which documents the band’s performance with a 30-piece string orchestra at the New York Roseland Ballroom last year, plus Modulations, which features over 60 artists in Iara Lee’s history of 20th Century electronic music from post-war avant-garde to present day junglists.

Rock And Roll Heart examinines Lou Reed’s career from Andy Warhol’s Factory, through the 70s to the present day, and Metallica – Cunning Stunts, which follows the band’s world tour of 1996/7, complete with collapsing stages and burning roadies.

There are also two bonus films, not included in the London season.

Storefront Hitchcock, a new Jonathan Demme film of Robyn Hitchcock’s two shows in a vacant storefront in New York earlier this year, featuring fifteen of his songs as well as Hitchcock’s legendary between-song monologues; Slade In Flame, a fictional 1974 account of the rise and fall of a teenybop glam band. Miles better than Velvet Goldmine.

The programme is as follows:

Nottingham Broadway

Slade In Flame (December 6) Portishead – PNYC (13) Rock And Roll Heart (20) Modulations (27)

Stoke Film Theatre

Portishead – PNYC (December 5) Modulations (12) Rock And Roll Heart (19) Slade In Flame (21)

Bristol Watershed

Storefront Hitchcock (December 7) Slade In Flame (January 6) Rock And Roll Heart (13) Metallica – Cunning Stunts (20) Portishead – PNYC (27) Modulations (February 6)

Leicester Phoenix Arts

Metallica – Cunning Stunts (January 7) Slade In Flame (8) Rock And Roll Heart (9) Modulations (14) Storefront Hitchcock (15) Portishead – PNYC (16)

Newcastle Tyneside

Portishead – PNYC (January 8) Modulations (9) Slade In Flame (10) Rock And Roll Heart (11) Metallica – Cunning Stunts (12)

Edinburgh Filmhouse

Metallica – Cunning Stunts (January 9)

Glasgow Film Theatre

Rock And Roll Heart (January 16) Storefront Hitchcock (23) Slade In Flame (30) Portishead – PNYC (February 6) Modulations (13)

Canterbury Cinema 3

Modulations (January 20) Storefront Hitchcock (February 3) Portishead – PNYC (17) Rock And Roll Heart (24)

Mwldan Cardigan

Metallica – Cunning Stunts (January 22) Modulations (26) Portishead – PNYC (30)

Norwich Cinema City

Portishead – PNYC (January 22) Rock And Roll Heart (23) Modulations (25) Storefront Hitchcock (26) Slade In Flame (27) Metallica – Cunning Stunts (28)

Swansea Taliesin

Portishead – PNYC (February 1) Rock And Roll Heart (2) Metallica – Cunning Stunts (3)

Sheffield Showroom

Storefront Hitchcock (February 1) Slade In Flame (8) Metallica – Cunning Stunts (15) Modulations (22) Portishead – PNYC (March 1)

Lancaster The Dukes

Portishead – PNYC (February 4) Modulations (8) Rock And Roll Heart (11) Storefront Hitchcock (15) Slade In Flame (18) Metallica – Cunning Stunts (22)

Cardiff Chapter Arts

Slade In Flame (February 4) Portishead – PNYC (10) Metallica – Cunning Stunts (11) Rock And Roll Heart (20) Modulations (26) Storefront Hitchcock (27)

London Hoxton Square Lux

Rock And Roll Heart (February 6) Modulations (11) Modulations (18) Storefront Hitchcock (20) Portishead – PNYC (26) Slade In Flame (27) Metallica – Cunning Stunts (28)

Northampton Forum

Slade In Flame (February 14) Portishead – PNYC (21) Rock And Roll Heart (28)

Bradford Pictureville

Rock And Roll Heart (February 13) Portishead – PNYC (15) Modulations (17) Slade In Flame (22) Storefront Hitchcock (24) Check local press for times and booking details.