'Pulp' documentary unveiled at SXSW by Jarvis Cocker and director

'Pulp' documents the band's homecoming show at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena

'Pulp' documentary unveiled at SXSW by Jarvis Cocker and director

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A new documentary charting Pulp's homecoming show in Sheffield in December 2012 has been unveiled at the SXSW Film Festval.

The movie, simply entitled Pulp, received its world premiere in Austin, Texas, and also had a follow-up screening last night (March 12) at the city's Stateside Theatre, at which Jarvis Cocker and director Florian Habicht were present.

The 90 minute long movie uses live footage from the band's Motorpoint Arena gig, with songs such as 'FEELINGCALLEDLOVE', 'Common People' and 'This Is Hardcore' featured alongside interviews with members of the band, including drummer Nick Banks, who talks about the band sponsoring his daughter's football team, Sheffield FC U-14 Ladies, and keyboard played Candida Doyle, who discusses her struggle with arthritis, which she developed as a teenager. Richard Hawley also features in the film. Jarvis Cocker also discusses his uncomfortableness with aging as well as his stage wardrobe and his work as a teenage fishmonger.

A large part of the movie is made up of interviews with fans of the band, as well as local people from Sheffield. Interviews for the film were conducted in Sheffield city centre and also with fans waiting outside the Arena, including one with a nurse from Georgia, who had traveled all the way from the United States for the show. Florian Habicht revealed that the nurse was present at the opening night of the film.

The film features a number of set pieces with local singing and dancing groups, who perform and dance to the band's material, including a group of older singers, who sing the band's hit 'Help The Aged' in a cafe. "It seems like a fairytale place," said Florian, a native New Zealander, of Sheffield. "A nice fairy tale? Not a scary one?" asked Jarvis in response, to laughs from the audience last night.

The film marks the last time Pulp played a headline show and was be made by Pistachio Pictures. Speaking about the project, Steve Milne of executive producers British Film Company previously said; "Music has been a big part of my life and we are delighted to be able to support this exciting project."

When asked last year by NME what he meant when he told fans at the band's triumphant homecoming show "This is it, for now", Jarvis Cocker replied: "For a while, you know. That was a good concert that, it was nice. But those things, you can't keep doing them… Pulp won't be playing this year."

Jarvis Cocker also spoke at SXSW yesterday (March 12) at the Austin Convention Centre, leading an hour long seminar to a packed room, which saw him presenting a Powerpoint presentation and reading his own lyrics from his book 'Mother, Brother, Lover: Selected Lyrics', including 'Sorted For E's & Wizz', which he read over a projection of British artist Mark Leckey's 1999 dance film, Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore. He also played pieces by Scott Walker and Roger McGough.


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