Previously at the ICA - Films
12 Jan 2016
The film is introduced by director Greg Butler
A musical documentary following the creative process of one of the UK’s most enigmatic musicians and performers.
As a musical act, David Thomas Broughton is almost unclassifiable. His live shows are a exhilarating mix of musical experimentation and performance art, underlined with a raw unpredictability. His recorded material is dark but beautiful, marrying traditional folk with a surrealist edge. Off-stage, he’s an introvert with a passion for bird watching.
Who is the real David Thomas Broughton? Through a series of interviews with fellow musicians and fans like Sam Amidon, David Shrigley and James Yorkston, anecdotes include increasingly bizarre acts of improvisation and self sabotage and the best way to deal with aggressive hecklers yet devised.
The Ambiguity of David Thomas Broughton, dir. Greg Butler, UK, 2015, 60 mins
Joan Utkilen's film Statement Too, a film about Norwegian cult-musician Arvid Sletta, is also screeened.
Statement Too, dir. Joern Utkilen, Norway 2015, 38 mins