King Rocker: The Director’s Cut + Live Director Q&A

Cinema | (15) | 121 minutes |
27th April 2024

Sat 27 Apr | 7.00pm | Screen 2 | Tickets: £11.50/£10.50/£6.50 | Hosted by Michael Cumming and Lou George

Comedian Stewart Lee and director Michael Cumming (Brass Eye, Toast of London), investigate a missing piece of punk history: Robert Lloyd, best known for fronting cult Birmingham bands The Prefects and The Nightingales, has survived under the radar for over four decades.

But how, if at all, does Robert want to be remembered? The anti-rockumentary King Rocker weaves the story of Birmingham’s undervalued underdog autodidact into that of the city’s forgotten public sculpture of King Kong, eschewing the celebrity interview and archive-raid approach for a free-associating bricolage of Indian food, bewildered chefs, vegetable gardening, prescription medicines, pop stardom and pop art.

Presented by Stewart Lee. Featuring: Frank Skinner, Nigel Slater, Robin Askwith, Samira Ahmed, John Peel, Gina Birch, Marc Riley, Danny Fields, John Taylor, Paul Morley, Fuzzbox, Kevin Eldon, Nish Kumar, Bridget Christie, Andrew O’Neill, Seann Walsh, Paul Putner, Steve Beresford and more…

Join Kendal born director Michael Cumming & Nightingales super-fan Lou George for an exclusive and expanded screening + Q&A, of this cult classic.

Rapidly shaping up as one of my all-time favourite rock-docsMark Kermode

DATES & TIMES

27th April 2024

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