November 25, 2009

Alan will be attending the screening of the document about Depeche Mode fans

Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller and collaborator Nicholas Abrahams explore the trans formative power of music through stories of faith and devotion from Depeche Mode fans across the globe. "The Posters Came from the Walls" (with additional title "How Basildon ended the Cold War and other stories") is not about Depeche Mode. It is about fans. Some people are fans. Some are super fans. Some are obsessed. 'The Posters Came from the Walls' explores fandom in its wildest incarnations. The film seems at first to just be about extreme fans who seem just a little nuts. One Russian woman has intricate bead mosaics of band members and a beautifully drawn comic diary depicting her humorous vision of the band’s life. One young California woman watches video of a concert and excitedly points out the moment when Dave Gahan blows her a kiss. A man in New York has license plates that read “DEPECHE” and around 500 Depeche t-shirts. Humorous and interesting, but not significant.

The film will be showing at Clapham Picturehouse on December 1st and Alan will be attending the screening and taking part in a Q & A session afterwards.

Official movie website:

Read the article about the movie:
The Quietus: Jeremy Deller On Depeche Mode: The Posters Came From The Walls
CoMo Arts: “The Posters Came from the Walls” Review

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