Presented by Heavenly Films
Originally released to mixed reviews in January 1975 Slade In Flame’has gone on to become one of the most loved music films of all time. BBC film critic Mark Kermode labelling it the “Citizen Kane of rock musicals”.
Rather than producing a film that portrayed their happy-go-lucky image, Slade opted for a behind-the-scenes, nitty-gritty look at the rock ‘n’ roll business. The original screenplay by Andrew Birkin depicted the rise and fall of a fictional 1960s group called Flame. However, the band felt the story failed to capture the true feel of the music industry. They decided to invite Birkin and director Richard Loncraine to join them on a tour across America for six weeks so that they could experience the excitement of Slade’s live show plus record anecdotes from the band and other bands they knew. It was this and some pretty decent acting from Slade themselves that gave the film its edge and endearing appeal.Including classic hits like ‘How Does It Feel’ and ‘Far Far Away’.
Slade In Flame is a must see slice of ‘70s pop nostalgia and we’re proud to have the band’s original guitarist Dave Hill joining us for a Q&A hosted by Travis Elborough immediately after the screening.
- BBFC rating
- Running time
- 91 mins
- Richard Loncraine