Welcome to The Darkness
In 2003, British rockers The Darkness from Lowestoft took the world by storm with their smash hit single ‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love’. Then, at the height of their fame in 2006, the band split up and fell off the music radar. Nine years later, Simon Emmett, followed The Darkness on their long, rocky and hilarious comeback trail. From a small pub gig in the middle of nowhere with the ambition of performing at packed arena shows once again, it shows the stark reality of a “cult band” struggling to recapture former glory. With unprecedented access, unseen archive footage, and intimate interviews filmed over eight years, its a tongue-in-cheek reflection on fame, failure, friendship and forgiveness. This is a unique account of a band of brothers who are still haunted by the demons that ripped them apart. A band who can defiantly laugh in the face of adversities in their ultimate quest for happiness and redemption.
Screening as part of our Music Monthly programme kindly supported by Old Jet, Decoy Sound Studios, Whizzy Wallop Vinyl, Sundowners DJ's, Stephen "Foz" Foster and Stoddart Music
PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE JUST BEEN INFORMED THAT THE DIRECTOR OF THE FILM, SIMON EMMETT, WILL NOW BE ATTENDING THE SCREENING FOR A Q&A AFTER THE FILM!!!! PLEASE ARRIVE IN TIME FOR 7:30PM AS THERE WILL BE NO ADS OR TRAILERS, AND A SHORT INTRO.
Programme Type: Film
Strand Type: Monthly Music Mondays
Director: Simon Emmett
Cast: The Darkness, Ed Sheeran, Roger Taylor
Running Time: 90 minutes