In tribute to Scott Walker, who has died aged 76, we screen a 35mm print of Scott Walker: 30 Century Man, the acclaimed 2006 portrait of the singer-songwriter, followed by a Q&A from the film's director Stephen Kijak and producer Mia Bays.
Scott Walker: 30 Century Man explores Scott Walker's music and career, from his early days as a jobbing bass player on the Sunset Strip, to mega-stardom in Britain’s swinging 60s pop scene, and finally to his transformation into a composer of true genius; an uncompromising and serious musician working at the peak of his powers.
50% of the box office takings will be donated to Centrepoint.
This event took place on Saturday 13 April 2019 at Curzon Soho.
Scott Walker: 30 Century Man was Mia Bays' first feature credit as a producer, for which she was nominated for the prestigious Carl Foreman Best Debut Feature BAFTA Award 2008. With more recent production credits on films such as Shifty starring Riz Ahmed, Lilting starring Ben Whishaw and Letters From Baghdad with Tilda Swinton, she now runs Birds Eye View, a 15 year old charity whose mission is to bring ever-greater audiences to films by women.
Stephen Kijak has been making critically-acclaimed films for over 20 years, collaborating with and documenting many musical icons and legends such as David Bowie, Scott Walker, The Rolling Stones, The Backstreet Boys, Jaco Pastorius, X Japan, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. He is currently in post-production on a feature documentary about Judy Garland and a narrative feature based entirely around the music of The Smiths.
With thanks to Verve.