24 Hour Party People

A film by Michael Winterbottom
Starring Steve Coogan, Shirley Henderson, Paddy Considine, Sean Harris, Danny Cunningham, Andy Serkis, Chris Coghill, Lennie James, Ralf

Director Michael Winterbottom recreates the reckless world of Manchester, England in the 1970s in this ambitious story about the birth of punk and new wave. The film gets its bite from improvised performances and fast-paced, guerilla-style camerawork. The plot focuses on Tony Wilson (Steve Coogan), the journalist/band manager/label president/club owner who was one of the major forces behind the movement.

A surreal chronicle of the madcap “Madchester” music scene, from Joy Division to New Order to the Happy Mondays, 24 Hour Party People spoofs a great era in DIY music by the ultimate DIY label, Factory Records, with all the chaos, humor & insanity that implies.


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117 mins

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