RECENT RELEASE: Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
June 4th, 8pm
A BAFTA-nominated Andy Serkis brings 1970s music legend Ian Dury stunningly back to life in this gutsy biopic.
Dury was the singer-songwriter and pugnacious polio survivor who in the glorious anyone-can-have-a-go era of punk became a mega-star.
Staunchly unsentimental and true to Dury's pioneering punk spirit, the film doesn't flinch from the darker side of stardom. Andy Serkis's recreation of Dury is infectious in its glee, and his vocals - Serkis himself sings all the classic tracks with the real band, the Blockheads - are eerily good.
Serkis is in almost every frame of the film and his ferocious energy powers it irresistibly along.
A barnstorming celebration of British outsiderdom.