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No Manifesto, a film about Manic Street Preachers

Directed by Elizabeth Marcus
Bitter, twisted, inward-looking people and the fans who love them.

Videos

No Manifesto trailer

Overview

Genre
Music, Arts, and Biography
Synopsis

In 1991, a band with the unlikely name of Manic Street Preachers burst on the British music scene proclaiming ambitions to make one album, sell 16 million copies of it, and then split up. A quarter century, multiple hit records and one missing member later, they are still here. Now this colorful and contentious band faces off with their equally colorful and contentious fans in a verité multimedia mash-up experiment that will turn the traditional rock documentary upside-down and shake it until all the change falls out of its pockets

For the making of No Manifesto, the Manics provided unprecedented access. The film tells the story of the band’s rise from mouthy punks to international renown, takes a fascinating look at the band's creative process, and joins them on tour. Combining footage shot at home and on the road with rare archival materials and fan interviews that provide commentary, lore, criticism and praise, No Manifesto gives a comprehensive look at a most unusual bands.

Stage
finished
Running time
93 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
WibblWobbly Productions
Country
United States
Years of Production
2002-2014
Locations
US, UK, Europe

Distribution Details

Release year
2014
Distribution
November Films
Language
English

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