The film gets its title from the ‘Scott 3’ song “30 Century Man”. It’s directed and co-produced by Stephen Kijak and features exclusive footage of recording sessions for Scott’s 2006 album ‘The Drift’, including a memorable sequence in which Walker oversees the recording of the punching of a joint of pork, for the percussion on the song “Clara”.
There’s interviews with friends, collaborators, and fans including: David Bowie, Radiohead, Jarvis Cocker, Brian Eno, Damon Albarn, Marc Almond, Alison Goldfrapp, Sting, Dot Allison, Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins), Richard Hawley, Rob Ellis, Johnny Marr.
The film also charts Walker’s career in music, with a focus on his songwriting. Rock legend David Bowie, who often professes to have been inspired by Walker, acted as executive producer of the film.
Prior to the screening:
Gurj Kant will do a short talk on Scott Walker
Ric Neale will perform a couple of songs from the impressive Scott Walker catalogue.
AND look out for the new Scalarama ale, brewed for the festival by Ridgeside Brewery in Leeds – a 5% pale ale, vegan friendly, brewed with oats to give it a fuller mouthfeel, and dry hopped with a multitude of tropical and citrus flavour hops.
Doors at 7.30pm
Scalarama Leeds 2017