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One Man’s Madness

+ Q&A with star and subject of the film Lee Thompson and director Jeff Baynes

A new documentary charting the rise of one of Britain’s best-loved bands.

Image from One Man’s Madness + Q&A

UK 2017
Dir Jeff Baynes
80min

Saxophonist Lee Thompson was the erratic, creative energy that brought together one of Britain’s most loved and iconic bands, Madness. This documentary traces the band’s beginnings and rise to success, but also paints a portrait of Thompson that – like its subject – is hilarious and joyfully eccentric. Following the path of Thompson’s life through his lyrics in such classics as ‘The Prince,’ ‘Embarrassment,’ ‘House of Fun,’ ‘Lovestruck’ and ‘NW5,’ the band, friends, family and musicologists discuss his work, but strangely they all look a little like Lee...

Tickets £16.50, concs £13.20 (members pay £2 less)

The booking dates for this event have been brought forward, as follows: BFI Champions from Tue 24 Oct 11:30, BFI Members from Tue 24 Oct 12:30 and to the public from Wed 25 Oct 11:30.



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