Friday, October 17, 2008

RATE IT! New Depeche Mode Flick

A worthwhile concert movie is a rare bird, but for fans of Depeche Mode, the 1989 flick '101' was a stand-out. Footage of the band on tour intertwined with the bus-bound escapades of a bunch of devoted Mode contest winners made for an exhilarating journey across the United States - literally!

Now, almost 20 years later, a new DM fan-flick is upon us. "The Posters Came From the Walls" is a labour of love, following Mode admirers world-wide. Fans from Russia, Iran, Mexico, and the UK are chronicled, exposing their fandom and the various forms it represents. As any fan knows, being a loyal follower of your fave is not only a thrilling experience, but also a journey of yearning and melancholy. And that's not even examining the monetary cost! 'Posters' is currently receiving its share of buzz at the London Film Festival (on from October 15-30) where it's set to make its bow next Tuesday. Fingers crossed, this film about DM faith and devotion will enjoy a wider release...if not in cinemas perhaps on DVD. Watch for it!

Oh... and let's not forget about the inspiration for this doc...the band itself. Depeche Mode recently announced a world tour set to kick off in Israel next May. I just can't get enough!



Emily said...

Ooh! Sounds like it'd be a great film to watch! Not that I'd ever get to see it... London (Ontario) very rarely gets art house films and documentaries in the cinemas. There is one old theatre that shows some foreign films, but that's about it.

And hoo boy, do I ever wish I could get a ticket to see Depeche Mode in concert!!! D'ya think they'll come to Canada? They should, but probably just do the usual three stop schedule that big artists usually do (Montreal, Toronto, then Vancouver).

P.S. Where have you been on Kickette, girlie?!! We're all going crazy with concern! :S

Jackie said...

Hey Emily! I think that they will hit Canada. They normally do. Fingers crossed they will visit London so you can see them up close and personal!

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