UK Premiere: I’ve Been Trying to Tell You
+ Q&A with Alasdair McLellan, Pete Wiggs and Sarah Cracknell
A beautiful and enveloping nostalgia trip to 1990s Britain.
We are delighted to announce that Sarah Cracknell and Peter Wiggs will also take part in the Q&A following this screening. Bob Stanley will no longer take part in the Q&A.
The earlier screening at 6:30pm features a Q&A with Alasdair McLellan, Bob Stanley and Sarah Cracknell.
Dir Alasdair McLellan
With AJ Adamu, Iris Law
Do you look back on the optimism of the 1997-2001 era as a lost golden age, or do you see it as a period of naïvety, delusion and folly? There’s a lot of nostalgia for the nineties at the moment, especially from people too young to remember it who see the decade as a simpler, pre-internet time. Modern nostalgia often draws on corporate American-90s mall culture, but what about British culture? With I’ve Been Trying To Tell You – made to accompany the Saint Etienne album of the same name – director Alasdair McLellan evokes the era through the fog of memory. The resulting film, shot in locations from Grangemouth to Portmeirion to Southampton, is both beautiful and enveloping.
Tickets £15, concs £12 (Members pay £2 less)