Sometimes it’s nice to allocate a designated duvet day, kick back and catch some flicks. However, the only downside to being all curled up under the covers is that you’re entirely limited to what may be a slightly overworked DVD collection. Can you really watch Anchorman for the seventh time this year? Instead, saunter down to Band on the Wall, where they will be screening four absolute killers throughout the afternoon. Kicking things off is Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (trailer below), a music documentary following the tenuous relationships and creative conflicts behind one of hip-hop’s finest groups. This will then be followed by what is arguably one of the greatest films ever to be made, Almost Famous (pictured), a 70s-set coming-of-age narrative that follows aspiring music journalist William as he takes to the road with semi-fictional rock band Stillwater. Also on the agenda are Christiane F, a documentary-style film chronicling the true story of a young girl descending into the drug scene as she becomes seduced by 1970s Berlin, and Anvil, a documentary about Canadian metal band Anvil who influenced an entire generation of heavy metal bands such as Metallica and Slayer, despite falling off the radar themselves. The event is completely free, meaning you’d be an idiot to miss this one.

Sat 4 Jan, Band on the Wall, 25 Swan Street, M4 5JZ, 12pm – midnight, FREE,

Sat 4 Jan
Jess Hardiman
Published on:
Tue 31 Dec 2013