12 October 2016 World exclusive screening of new Manics film to take place in Cardiff ahead of Sŵn Festival 2016
Today (12 October), sees tickets go on sale for the world premiere of new film BE PURE. BE VIGILANT. BEHAVE as award winning Welsh Director Kieran Evans debuts his latest film collaboration with Manic Street Preachers in Cardiff on 19 October.
The 65-minute film is a document of the bands performances on their 2014 /2015 tour which saw the group play their third album 'The Holy Bible' (released in 1994) in its entirety to mark the albums 20th anniversary.
Kieran Evans said: "In discussions with the band, the intention from the start of filming was to capture the experience and energy of the shows rather than simply just shooting a concert film. Just like the album’s creative stance, we all wanted the film to be uncompromising and challenging in its aesthetic and shooting approach.
“For me, Be Pure, Be Vigilant, Behave is a document that I hope conveys the intelligence, the energy, the art and the craft that went in to making The Holy Bible shows so extraordinary and how vital and necessary the Manic Street Preachers still are in the current musical landscape.”
The exclusive screening, which coincides with Sŵn Festival’s tenth anniversary celebrations will be accompanied by 'The Valley Trilogy', a compilation of the first three short films Evans made for the Manics. These are the promos for the singles from 2013 album 'Rewind The Film' - 'Show Me the Wonder', 'Anthem for a Lost Cause' and 'Rewind the Film'. There will be a Q&A session with Kieran for audiences following the screening.
This special event joins a list of special events that mark the tenth edition of Cardiff’s well-loved festival, Sŵn. Events include a Music Museum exhibiting nostalgic festival memorabilia and headline events from Meilyr Jones and Lonely the Brave as well as sets from over 100 acts in venues across the city.
John Rostron, founder of Sŵn Festival said: "Manic Street Preachers and Kieran have been enormously supportive of Sŵn over the years and so I'm delighted that they offered us this exclusive as we celebrate our 10th birthday."
Gavin Johnson from Ffilm Cymru Wales added: “It is fantastic to work alongside other creatives, such as Sŵn festival, Kieran Evans and the Manics, and to provide support to make this screening happen."
Tickets for the screening are £4 and will be available to buy from Premier, Cardiff’s website here: found.ee/bepurebevigilant