On Thursday, 30 August at 20:30, London’s BFI Southbank will host a premiere launch screening alongside a live Q&A with James Lavelle and thefilmmakers. The event will also feature a Pitchblack Playback of an exclusive mix from UNKLE’s new forthcoming album. Plus, join us for an after-party with a live DJ set from Lavelle. The Q&A with James Lavelle will also be broadcast via Facebook Live from the BFI.
Taking place on the same day, there will be five additional regional premieres of The Man from Mo’Wax, which will be taking place at Electric (Birmingham), Scott Cinema (Bristol), Odeon (Liverpool), Odeon Great Northern (Manchester) and Vue (Cardiff). These screenings will also include the Pitchblack Playback plus a never-before-seen interview with James Lavelle. Tickets are only available via ourscreen
James Lavelle has said on the release:
“This film is a unique insight and an honest take on my life and career. A whirlwind journey along the road of failures and successes. Highlightingthe amazing experience of being a teenager starting a record label during the 90’s where the lunatics were running the asylum. Whilst thereare two sides to every story, I am proud of the creative adventures highlighted in this documentary and the fact that I’ve been able to be a part of this cultural movement, that over the last 25 years has had such an impact on the world we live in today. I hope you enjoy the ride!”
“An excellent film… an incredibly personal portrait” – The Independent
“A time and place that can never be repeated” – The Verge
The Man From Mo’Wax is the energetic and phenomenal journey, charting the life and career of DJ icon, music producer and global trip hop mogul, James Lavelle, his pioneering record label Mo’Wax and his phenomenal rise
to fame with the genre defining UNKLE album, Psyence Fiction. The film gives audiences a remarkable ‘behind the curtain’ look at the music industry and a rare opportunity to experience never before seen personal archive and exclusive home videos from both James Lavelle & DJ Shadow (one of UNKLE’s many collaborators). The film also stars Joshua Homme, Ian Brown, Thom Yorke, Badly Drawn Boy, Futura. Grandmaster Flash and 3D of Massive Attack.
The Man From Mo’Wax will be in selected cinemas from August 31st nationwide. The Man from Mo’Wax will be available on digital download from September 10th and the BFI will release a numbered, 3-disc limited edition Blu-ray/DVD. The bespoke packaging will include original illustrations, never-before-seen photos and ephemera, and the discs will be packed with an array of special features. A DVD release on the same day will be available exclusively in-store and online from HMV. The Man from Mo’ Wax was supported by the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery.