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It’s been a year since we launched Supporters: a membership package that’s helped us to continue throughout the pandemic. For 2021, we’re introducing Supporters Week – seven days of screenings and talks, curated exclusively for Supporters. A free 30-day pass is available now.
As part of our Supporters Week programme, we’re screening Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché on 22 March. The documentary is a candid portrait of punk heroine Poly Styrene, who famously fronted the band X Ray Spex in the 70s. Co-directed with filmmaker Paul Sng, the documentary is seen through the eyes of Poly Styrene’s daughter, Celeste Bell. Through archive footage, the two trace the trajectory of the punk pioneer’s life, exploring themes of class, race and mental health. It digs deep into the liberating, subversive nature of punk and how Poly Styrene became a driving force within the movement.
It’s a thrilling take on the British icon, who sadly died in 2011, and an essential watch for music obsessives. This screening is for UK users only. Sign up now and get your free 30 day pass.