On The Road
Thu 01 Jan 1970 - Sun 13 Aug 0800
Dir. Michael Winterbottom, UK, 122 mins, 2016
Michael Winterbottom (9 Songs, 24 Hour Party People) follows acclaimed British rock band and Grammy nominees, Wolf Alice as they tour across the UK promoting their debut album and deal with sudden fame.
On The Road shares the energetic interplay between the band and its young audience. Observing the realities of life on tour from the perspective of a new crew member, witness moments of ecstasy on stage, to the exhaustion backstage.
Once again Winterbottom proves how skilled he is at creating cinematic hybrids, embedding fictional characters into the documentary and fusing it together with wild live performances from the band.
???? A euphoric joy
Winterbottom scores most points with his boisterous, bawdy and beery portrait of an indie band forging ahead the old-school way, with due props to beloved venues, a hard-working road crew and Wolf Alices own hard-gigging appeal.