29th Galway Film Fleadh 11th – 16th July 2017
“This endearingly candid picture of the enigmatic Johnson finds him valiantly exposing his heart on his sleeve as he extracts himself from the clutches of creative inertia […] a compelling work of conceptual art in its own right.”
— Edinburgh International Film Festival
Matt Johnson of the English band The The, known for his intensely personal and political songs, has remained silent as a singer-songwriter for the last 15 years. Conflicted by creative inertia, he has observed from the sidelines whilst corporate state propaganda has swamped the cultural airwaves.
To try and purge his feelings of disenchantment, and attempt to relocate his mojo and muse, Johnson decides to challenge the narrow media consensus through his own radio broadcast. The show includes live music and poetry, but also interviews and discussion with guests about where local, national and international democracy now stands in the 21st Century.
The director will attend
Director Johanna St. Michaels
Cast Matt Johnson
Script Johanna St. Michaels
Producer Johanna St. Michaels
Country Sweden & UK
Duration 85 minutes