29th Galway Film Fleadh 11th – 16th July 2017
“An appropriately hyperactive snapshot of a colourful era.”
James Lavelle played his first DJ set at 14, launched pioneering record label Mo’Wax at 18 and released the genre defining UNKLE album Psyence Fiction at 22. His phenomenally rapid rise seemed limitless, but it’s only when you’re going so fast that the wheels fall off. The Man from Mo’Wax tells the remarkable story of one of the most enigmatic yet influential figures in contemporary British culture. Unearthed from over 700 hours of footage, including exclusive personal archives spanning three decades, we get the rare opportunity to watch a boy become a man in the world of music. The result is an exhilarating, no holds barred ride into the life of an extraordinary man and an equally extraordinary era, taking in some decidedly flawed decision-making (both personal and professional). Lavelle emerges as an innovative artist who thinks big and consistently overcomes adversity.
Official Selection: SXSW
The producers will attend.
Director Matthew Jones
Cast James Lavelle, DJ Shadow, Ian Brown & Joshua Homme
Producers M J McMahon, Matthew Jones & Brian A. Hoffman