Genius Month: McQueen Screening

January 27th

Genius Month in our screening room continues on in serious style, as we put on Ian Bonhôte’s 2018 biographical documentary which takes a distinctly personal look at the extraordinary life, career and artistry of fashion designer, Alexander McQueen.

The film was beset with difficulties straight from the off, with the McQueen family declining director Ian Bonhôte, and producer Peter Ettedgui’s initial request to help them make a documentary film about the visionary designer.

After pitching the idea to several distributors, and fully financing the film within three days, the production team took the project, with “zero access and zero original archive at our fingertips”, and worked 18-20 hour days for a year to finish the project.

Their early trials and tribulations were certainly not in vain, however, as the finished product is a documentary that aptly retells the story of Alexander McQueen, whose extraordinary gifts, dark preoccupations and tragic death make for a completely engrossing, compulsively watchable film.

Through exclusive interviews with his closest friends and family, recovered archives, exquisite visuals and music, McQueen is an authentic celebration and thrilling portrait of an inspired yet tortured fashion visionary.

The documentary was eventually released in 2018 to near-universal critical acclaim, nominated for multiple awards including the BAFTA for Outstanding British Film of the Year and Best Documentary.

Tickets are £15 for one, or £20 a pair when you use the code ‘alexander’ at checkout. Complimentary cocktails and free snacks throughout included as standard.

FORMAT

Arrival – Attendees will arrive through the doors of our liquor store at 6:30pm to allow time for them to settle in and purchase any beer, wine, or other refreshments they like. Alternatively, guests can make their way down into our Cellar Bar to select their complimentary cocktail for the night.

Screening – Then, guests will be invited upstairs to our new 52-seater cinema room, where at 7pm sharp the film will begin.

Afters – After the show, attendees will be invited back down to the Cellar Bar, where you can drink, discuss, and continue your evening. Reservations recommended, although not mandatory.

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"McQueen is an empathetic, ravishing and scorchingly outspoken look at why, eight years after his death, he still leaves us transfixed" - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone.