Finally! The feature length film directed by Madrid filmmaker Javi Senz, ‘Manchester Keeps On Dancing’ has announced its home coming premiere.
Manchester Keeps on Dancing is a feature length film that documents – in exceptional detail – the arrival of House music into Manchester from Chicago in the 1980’s, through to the Acid House explosion of 1988 and the following 30 years of its phenomenal rise to today. It is a truly remarkable social study of a culture that helped put Manchester on the worldwide music map.
Filmed over a period of two years, this documentary goes deep and digs into archive footage that has never been seen publicly, including for the first time ever Hacienda footage filmed by Anthony Wilson himself. An excellent soundtrack and in-depth interviews help the viewer to understand how house music arrived in the city in the early 1980’s and takes them on a journey through the rich tapestry of its success and memorable stories.
The screening at Home Cinema on Saturday May 26th, as part of the Doc’n Roll Film Festival, will be followed by a Q&A with Krysko, Dave Haslam, Javi Senz and Ruud Whiting (Metrodome / Levelz) with an after-party at Gorilla.
The after party at Gorilla is to show case the current rave scene in Manchester, with ones to watch for the next 30 years, featuring a host of DJs and producers; Krysko & Greg Lord (WHP), Blasha & Allatt (Meat Free), Bad Fun, Strange Riddims, Sno (Banana Hill) and Javi Senz.
Filmmaker Javi Senz said: “The reaction to Manchester Keeps on Dancing around the World has been incredible, to bring the documentary back to where it all began is very special and rather than continually look back, now it is time to look forward and put a party on that filmmakers in the future will be finding out about. Manchester keeps on dancing."
Krysko, longstanding Warehouse Project resident and film contributor said: “We have been inundated with Mancunians wanting to find out about the home coming show and we are very happy to finally be able to share the date and the party details."
The timeline begins pre-Hacienda and features contributions from each of the decades highly respected DJs, producers, promoters and social commentators including; Krysko, Colin Curtis, Mike Pickering, Greg Wilson, Luke Unabomber, Carl Craig, Andrew Weatherall, DJ Heidi, Marshall Jefferson, Laurent Garnier, and many more of the scenes most prolific names.
Doc’n Roll’s Programmer Colm Forde said: "I’m delighted to premiere the extended version of this fantastic film as part of the first Manchester edition of our music documentary festival."