The new Manic Street Preachers documentary No Manifesto will be given a limited cinema release later this month.
The film, which is directed by Elizabeth Marcus, follows the last 10 years of the Welsh band’s history, spanning from their 2005’s ‘Past-Present-Future’ tour to the present day. Interviews with band members James Dean Bradfield, Nicky Wire and Sean Moore feature heavily in the film, as well as footage of rehearsals and live shows and interviews with various fans.
Although No Manifesto will be released on DVD on February 16, it will also be shown in various cinemas including showings at Cardiff’s Chapter Cinema and Manchester’s Cornerhouse Cinema on January 30 and 31 respectively. Both screenings will include a convert video from the ‘Past-Present-Future’ live shows and a Q&A session with the filmmakers.
Additional screenings with Q&As will be held at London’s Prince Charles Cinema (February 2), Nottingham’s Broadway Cinema (3) and London’s Curzon Soho cinema (4). For more information, see Nomanifestofilm.com.
Speaking about the film, production company WibblyWobbly said: “For the making of No Manifesto, the Manics provided unprecedented access. The film tells the story of the band’s rise from mouthy punks to international renown, takes a fascinating look at the band’s creative process, and joins them on tour.
“By combining footage shot at home and on the road with rare archival materials and fan interviews that provide commentary, lore, criticism and praise, No Manifesto gives a comprehensive look at a most unusual band.”
In December last year, the Manic Street Preachers played a series of gigs in which they celebrated the 20th anniversary of their seminal 1994 album ‘The Holy Bible’ by performing it in full. They released their 12th studio album, ‘Futurology’, in July last year.