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Telstar Screening At Ace Cafe 21/09/2009

TELSTAR SCREENING
Sunday 27th September
3pm


DVD released on 28 September 2009


Directed and co-written by Nick Moran

Relive the rock n’ roll sounds of the swinging 60’s with the critically acclaimed TELSTAR, released on DVD on 28 September by Momentum Pictures

Written and directed by Nick Moran (Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) and featuring the impressive line up of Con O Neill (The Last Seduction), Kevin Spacey (American Beauty), Ralf Little (The Royale Family), James Corden (Gavin and Stacey), Pam Ferris (The Darling Buds of May) and JJ Field (Northanger Abby) TELSTAR is the true story of legendary record producer and maverick musical genius Joe Meek, creator of a string
of #1 hits in the early 60s

Set against a backdrop of early 60’s London, TELSTAR is the story of the world’s first independent record producer, Joe Meek. A maverick genius who enjoyed phenomenal early success with TELSTAR – the biggest selling record of its time – before bad luck, depression, heartbreak and paranoia forced him into murder and suicide. A gay, amphetamine addicted, talented but deeply troubled soul, Meek dabbled in the occult. He is already an iconic figure in the world of British pop. Far from being a maudlin tale, this stranger than fiction true story is a satirical comic drama revealing the many sides of Joe Meek, a man who is now revered as a pioneer in the field of popular music

The eclectic cast is joined by a host of musicians including ex-Libertine Carl Barât and front-man of The Darkness, Justin Hawkins. Sixties rockers Clem Cattini, Jess Conrad, John Leyton and Chas Hodges who recorded with Meek, also appear in cameo roles

TELSTAR also features an outstanding soundtrack including a specially commissioned cover by Duffy of The Cryin’ Shames’ ‘Please Stay’


DVD INFORMATION
Title TELSTAR
Release Date 28 September
Released by Momentum Pictures
Certificate 15
Genre Biography / Drama
Price £15.99
Running Time 108 minutes
Special Features Telstar: An Inside Look
Additional Scenes
Extended Performance Clips
Trailer

www.telstarthemovie.co.uk