A special screening and unique live event of Niall McCann’s acclaimed documentary Lost in France will take place on Tuesday 21st February in a number of Irish cinemas including the Irish Film Institute, Movies@Dundrum, Movies@Swords, The Gate Cork with other venues to be announced.
The film charts the rise of Scotland’s indie music scene in the 1990s led by iconic Glasgow label Chemikal Underground, the Delgados, Bis, Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand, Arab Strap and other seminal musicians and bands. Following the screening, audiences will be able to experience the magic live as Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand), Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai), RM Hubbert and Emma Pollock and Paul Savage (The Delgados) reunite for a once-in-a-lifetime performance.
The film and performance will be screened live to cinemas across Ireland and the UK and tickets are on sale now.
In Glasgow in the mid-1990s, flourishing indie rock band The Delgados established cult record label Chemikal Underground, heralding a renaissance of independent music in the city that would bring the likes of Mogwai, Arab Strap and Franz Ferdinand to the world.
Lost in France, an exhilarating new documentary, explores the rise of this Glaswegian music scene, revisiting a defining, chaotic trip to France in the musicians’ early careers. Featuring a stunning mix of live performances and frequently hilarious interviews, the film reunites key label personnel in an intimate exploration of friendship, memory and making music.
Lost in France will open on general release in Ireland on 3rd March by Wildcard Distribution. Special guests including, Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai), Emma Pollock (ex-The Delgados, Chemikal Underground Records) and RM Hubbert (Chemikal Underground Records), and director Niall McCann will attend select screenings on the opening weekend.
There are a series of gigs around Ireland will accompany the film’s release including Emma Pollock & RM Hubbert LIVE:
Friday March 3rd – The Workman’s Club, Dublin
Saturday March 4th – Connolly’s of Leap, Cork
Sunday March 5th – Róisín Dubh, Galway
Lost In France was written and directed by Niall McCann, and produced by Nicky Gogan and Paul Welsh, for Still Films and Edge City Films, with funding from the Irish Film Board and Creative Scotland.