HOT DOCS 2014 – PULP

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Our good friends over at Hot Docs have been hard at work and recently announced their 2014 lineup and schedule. Over at NXNE, we’re in a not so Different Class ourselves… busy getting ready for our 2014 Film Festival. But we’re also super excited to be teaming up with Hot Docs to co-present the Canadian premiere of PULP.

And no, it’s not a documentary about orange juice…

“Alternative rockers Pulp found stardom in the ‘90s with hits like “Common People” and “Disco 2000.” Twenty-five years later, and 10 million albums sold, they return to their hometown of Sheffield for a reunion show. More than just a concert film, Pulp evokes the live-music experience as a fantastic collective dream seen through the dual perspectives of both audience and band all at once. Everyone is equal in the escape, where performers are pedestrian and the spectators are made stars. This exhilarating look at popularity and performance blends concert footage, interviews with the band, bystanders and fans, and songs performed by Sheffielders in telling tableaux. Filmmaker Florian Habicht gets us lost in the moment as much as in the music. Forget fame and fortune—they’re fleeting. After all is said and sung, it isn’t the sexy front man or the whiff of youth that keeps us dreaming, it’s the tunes.” – Angie Driscoll


So if you missed their limited 2012 reunion shows, the good news is you have three (count ’em, three) chances to see PULP at Hot Docs. So feel free to overdose yourself on Vitamin C by seeing it on/at the following dates, times, and places:

Sunday, April 27th @ 11:59 pm
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

Monday, April 28th @ 4:00 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1

Sunday, May 4th @7:00 pm
Royal Cinema

Tickets and more information on PULP available here.


Below, see producer Alex Boden and director Florian Habicht talking about the film’s premiere at SXSW earlier this month.