Manchester Keeps on Dancing, a documentary film by Javi Senz

Manchester Keeps on Dancing, a documentary film by Javi Senz is now available stream online on Doc’n Roll TV – an on-demand streaming platform dedicated to underground music documentaries. Funds from the small streaming fee of £3.99 will be put towards supporting the arts and music community during these difficult times.

Manchester Keeps on Dancing is a feature length film that documents the arrival of House music into Manchester from Chicago in the 1980’s, through to the Acid House explosion of 1988 and the following 30 years of its phenomenal rise to today. It is a truly remarkable social study of a culture that helped put Manchester on the worldwide music map.

This documentary, by Madrid filmmaker Javi Senz, goes deep and digs into archive footage that has never been seen publicly, including for the first time ever Hacienda footage filmed by Anthony Wilson himself. An excellent soundtrack and in-depth interviews help the viewer to understand how house music arrived in the city in the early 1980’s and takes them on a journey through the rich tapestry of its success and memorable stories.

The timeline begins pre-Hacienda and features contributions from each of the decades highly respected DJs, producers, promoters and social commentators including; Colin Curtis, Mike Pickering, Greg Wilson, Luke Unabomber, Carl Craig, Andrew Weatherall, DJ Heidi, Marshall Jefferson, Laurent Garnier, and many more of the scenes most prolific names. This feature-length film guides the viewer through one of the World’s greatest and enduring youth cultures of modern times.

Filmmaker Javi Senz said: “Everyone is going through a hard time right now, but music has this incredible ability to lift spirits and unite communities, so it felt necessary to release Manchester Keeps on Dancing online. We all need to support each other in any way we can right now, so all proceeds from the small rental fee will be put back into the arts community to support those in need. Stream the film and you’ll be helping support our scene, at the same time you’ll get to learn about Manchester’s fascinating musical history and listen to some ace music.”

Manchester Keeps on Dancing is now available to rent on Doc’n Roll TV for £3.99

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