Lawrence of Belgravia Lawrence of Belgravia… Felt good, did it

Lawrence of Belgravia set for UK airings in May, each followed by Q&A…

Published on April 4th, 2012 | Jonny Abrams

Lawrence of Belgravia, the director Paul Kelly’s film about former Felt, Denim and Go Kart Mozart man Lawrence Hayward, will be screened throughout the UK in May, with each airing to be followed by a Q&A session with the pair. Check out this press release and accompanying trailer…

As lead singer with Felt, Lawrence was responsible for some of the most precious music of the 1980s. On touchstone indie labels such as Cherry Red and Creation, the band released ten albums and ten singles – one for each year of the decade. Though few releases troubled the charts, Felt’s cult status was assured and a mission of sorts was accomplished. Lawrence went on to form Denim and Go Kart Mozart, bands that revelled in referencing 1970s glam and novelty rock while slyly critiquing the contemporary pop scenes.

“There’s been an air of tragi-comedy about Lawrence’s career at times. Felt were bumped from the cover of the NME when editors favoured a blacked-out cover to illustrate a feature on youth suicide, while Denim’s infectious 1997 single ‘Summer Smash’ was scratched from radio playlists when it was released in the week Princess Diana died. Paul Kelly’s intimate, smart doc portrait, a labour of love filmed over the last eight years, follows Lawrence between Go Kart Mozart albums, weighed down by the chips on his shoulders while still dreaming of being a pop star who rides in limousines and dates supermodels. He appears as, perhaps, he always has; a man out of time, touched by rare genius.” 

– Michael Hayden of the BFI

Premiered at last October’s London Film Festival, Lawrence of Belgravia is an intimate portrait of England’s greatest lost musical genius. The film follows him as he tries to balance a precarious domestic lifestyle with running a band and recording his latest album. Each of these special screenings will be followed by a Q&A session with both Lawrence and the film’s director, Paul Kelly.

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May 2012 airings

2 London Riverside Studios (8.00pm)

7 Bristol Cube (8.00pm) The Bristol Ticket Shop: 0117 9299008/ The Here Shop: 0117 9422222

8 London Tricycle (8.30pm)

9 Sheffield Showroom

10 Nottingham Broadway (8.00pm)

12 Birmingham MAC

13 Belfast Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

14 London Brixton Ritzy

15 Leeds Hyde Park Picturehouse (6.30pm)

16 Newcastle Tyneside Cinema

17 Edinburgh Cameo

21 London Hackney Picturehouse

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Editor of Rocksucker and the website's founder, Jonny is passionate about the music he listens to, both good and bad, as well as interviewing his favourite musicians.

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