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Presented by Heavenly Films

Followed by Q&A with Luke Haines


Singer Songwriter Luke Haines is flying back to his homeland to discuss his life on film. Wary of the idea of a film about his life and weary from the long plane ride home from Buenos Aires. He attempts to piece together his life. Through fragments of his existence thus far, comments from his contemporaries and friends, including, musician Jarvis Cocker, novelist David Peace and Arthur Matthews, amongst others, we will discuss the work, legacy, struggles, battles and future of the perennial outsider the British Music Scene.


Haines has regularly been described in the media as one of the greatest English contemporary songwriters. His wry commentaries respect few boundaries and his musical compositions are the work of a singular artist.


Since he first came to prominence with by his band The Auteurs and the release of the seminal album New Wave, Haines has continued to release records of originality, wit and brilliance, ploughing a furrow of his own. Be it under the moniker of the Auteurs, Badder Meinhof, or with John Moore and Sarah Nixey in Black Box Recorder and since 2000 as a solo artist, Haines has compiled and continues to add to a body of work like no other.


Singer. Songwriter. Novelist. Artist. Despite what you may have heard, Luke Haines is not dead. He is alive and well and back in London….. This is his story.

BBFC rating
N/A
Year
2012
Running time
70 mins
Country
Ireland
Other features
DOC
Director
Niall McCann

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June 28th

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