Saint Etienne: I've Been Trying to Tell You + Bob Stanley Q&A

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GenreNarrative music video
Director(s)Alasdair McLellan
CountryUnited Kingdom
Running Time0HR 47MINS
Extra InfoQ&A with Bob Stanley and Glenn Patterson
SeasonMain Programme

To coincide with the publication of Bob Stanley's book Let's Do It: The Birth of Pop, and his appearance at the Belfast Book Festival, QFT presents a special screening of Saint Etienne's I've Been Trying To Tell You, followed by an in-person Q&A with Bob Stanley.

Do you look back on the optimism of the 1997-2001 era as a lost golden age, or do you see it as a period of naïvety, delusion and folly? There’s a lot of nostalgia for the nineties, especially from people too young to remember it who see the decade as a simpler, pre-internet time.

With I’ve Been Trying To Tell You – made to accompany the Saint Etienne album of the same name – acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Alasdair McLellan evokes the era through the fog of memory. The resulting film, shot in locations from Grangemouth to Portmeirion to Southampton, is both beautiful and enveloping.

Following the screening, Saint Etienne's Bob Stanley will be in conversation with Glenn Patterson, writer, and Director of the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's.

This event is presented in partnership with the Belfast Book Festival and the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's.

Bob Stanley will also be in conversation with Belfast-based author Wendy Erskine at the Crescent Arts Centre on Thurs 16 June at 7pm. This Belfast Book Festival event will focus on Bob's book Let's Do It: The Birth of Pop, prequel to his universally acclaimed Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Story of Modern Pop.

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