Eagerly-anticipated 'Supersonic' documentary hits cinema screens in October
Liam Gallagher is to take part in a livestream Q&A before the first screening of new Oasis documentary Supersonic next month (October).
The film’s director Mat Whitecross will join Gallagher in answering questions for fans watching in cinemas all over the country when the documentary debuts on October 2. Cinema chain confirmed the news on Twitter last night.
The film, which was co-produced by Amy director Asif Kapadia, will be released fully in UK cinemas two weeks later on October 14. It will then be released on Blu-Ray and DVD in the UK on October 31.
Supersonic documents the band’s rise to fame over a period of three years from 1993-96, up to their career pinnacle at Knebworth. It features new interviews with Noel and Liam Gallagher, their mother and members of the band and road crew.
Whitecross recently said that the film could easily have been over seven hours long.
“It [Supersonic] could have easily been over seven hours long,” he said. “We did 12 interviews with Noel and the same with Liam. We did about 20 hours with both of them. We’d talk to Noel and Liam and it was like we’d created a conversation between them even though they weren’t in the same room.
“Noel was like ‘I don’t want it to be a bunch of grey haired middle aged rockers talking about how good things were in the old days’. But we kept it in the present by doing these audio interviews.”
He also said despite the ongoing feud between the Gallagher brothers, they were both very honest about each other during the interviews.
“We did separate screenings for Noel and Liam,” Whitecross explained. “But in the interviews with Liam I said, ‘Well obviously you started the band’ and Liam would say ‘Yeah but Noel would never admit to that’ and I would go ‘No that’s what Noel told me last week’ and he’d be like ‘Really? Alright, OK’.
“I realised they were both trying to be as honest as possible about it. Noel was very open. It’s pretty amazing some of the things he says about Liam. He said Liam was better looking than me and funnier than me and he wore better clothes than me but he wants my talent.”