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No Manifesto: A Film About Manic Street Preachers

  • Film
  • 3 out of 5 stars
No Manifesto: A Film About Manic Street Preachers

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

This fan-made doc about Welsh slogan rockers Manic Street Preachers is a rough-and-ready DIY affair, but it has an intimacy that should excite the band’s followers (dwindling though they are). Director Elizabeth Marcus was granted good access to Nicky Wire, Sean Moore and James Dean Bradfield, and they chat freely about successes, failures, politics, make-up and the disappearance of their friend and colleague Richey Edwards 20 years ago.

The live footage is scrappy, but there are some decent recording-session moments and eccentric at-home-with-rock-stars snippets, not least Moore showing off his gun collection. More awkward are the endless snippets of pale-faced Manics fans saying not very much at all but doing so pretty endearingly.

Written by Dave Calhoun

Release Details

  • Release date:Friday 30 January 2015
  • Duration:96 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Elizabeth Marcus
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