Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Femme fatale

Having recently missed documentary films on both the Slits (Here To Be Heard) and Vivienne Westwood (Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist), I'm determined to catch Nico, 1988 - if, as is hoped/expected, it comes to Chapter as one of their Cinephonic picks.

The film's subject matter - the post-Velvet Underground career, heroin addiction and death of the titular icon - will ensure it's not a cheery watch. But this Pitchfork piece by Judy Berman, in which she praises its nuance and sensitivity, and its refusal to conform to a standard rock biopic "rise-and-fall narrative", certainly whets the appetite.

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