We first brought news of the Poly Styrene film I Am A Cliche back in April 2017, rather pleased to follow up that news today with THE news that the makers are “beyond thrilled”. Actually now I check it was way before April 2017 that we first mentioned that the film was being made.
“We are beyond thrilled to announce that the film will have its World Premiere at the Glasgow Film Festival and North American Premiere at SXSW!” said a representative of the team behind the film we’ve all been rather looking forward to. I guess it was one of the directors. either Celeste Bell or Paul Sng who said they were “Beyond Thrilled” or maybe writer Zoë Howe?
The film will premiere on February 24th, here’s the link for more
“Proclaimed by Billboard as ‘one of the least conventional front-persons in rock history’, Poly Styrene hit the headlines as founder of acclaimed punk band, X-Ray Spex. As a mixed race woman from a working-class background, Poly had to unfairly navigate intense scrutiny throughout her career. Poly’s fascinating story is brought to the big screen by her daughter Celeste, who sets out to explore her mother’s legacy and celebrate the life of a true pioneer of punk”
The Glasgow Film Festival 2021 takes place from 24th February until 7th March 2021. “We’re doing things a little differently this year. Glasgow Film Festival will be presented in an adapted online format in 2021, with screenings taking place on our online streaming platform Glasgow Film At Home. It’s a new system” more details
“Bi-racial, female, working class and possessing an unforgettable warrior-cry voice (not to mention the most satirical perspective in punk), X-Ray Spex founder Poly Styrene was, as Billboard proclaimed, “one of the least conventional front-persons in rock history”. For the first time, the jigsaw pieces of Poly’s fascinating life are brought together by her daughter Celeste Bell, writer Zoë Howe and director Paul Sng, combining original interviews, new research, music and previously unseen archive material to present a thrilling, poetic and at times impressionistic portrait of a singer, seeker, a maverick and a mother”.