After a sell-out preview screening at London's Riverside Studios cinema in June 2013, The Blueblack Hussar will opened in cinemas across the UK through September/October 2013.
In the 1980s the iconic pop star, Adam Ant, was at the height of his fame, easily recognised by the white stripe painted across his face and his striking imagery of Prince Charming and the Dandy Highwayman. Twenty years later, after a mental breakdown, he was locked up and forcibly sedated, putting him in a state of artistic oblivion. Jack Bond’s film, The Blueblack Hussar, follows him on his first tour for 15 years as he plays small London clubs, culminating in a performance before 55,000 at Hyde Park. The film features the actress Charlotte Rampling who inspired his first album Dirk Wears White Sox, the producer Mark Ronson and the artist who was his mentor, Allen Jones.
‘an upbeat comeback story’ EMPIRE MAGAZINE
‘intriguingly unguarded’ THE GUARDIAN
‘engaging documentary about Adam Ant’s comeback’ THE INDEPENDENT
‘An intimate film’ THE SCOTSMAN
‘FILM OF THE WEEK - laudably non-airbrushed portrait of what an ageing rocker might do with his hours in a world that either wants him to shut up or play the hits’....‘the antithesis of the One Direction movie’s corporate product’....‘defiantly cheering and very human’ MOVIEMAIL.COM
‘a compelling profile of a man trying to build a future in the long shadow cast by his illustrious past’ THE OXFORD TIMES
'Splendidly eclectic and occasionally electrifying’ RADIO TIMES
'Strange and contagious' LITTLE WHITE LIES
'Fascinating. What he chooses to hide is so very revealing' THE EVENING STANDARD
‘It’s obvious that Ant and Bond share a connection’ CLASH MAGAZINE
‘Overall, it’s done with telling grace and sympathy’ SIGHT AND SOUND
8th September 2013: Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT), Glasgow
11th September 2013: BFI Southbank, London
11 - 12 September 2013:Queens Film Theatre (QFT), Belfast
17th September 2013: Riverside Studios Cinema, London
20th September 2013:Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
24th September 2013:Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge (Cambridge Film Festival)
25th September 2013:Cineworld, Cambridge (Cambridge Film Festival)
25th September 2013:Broadway Cinema, Nottingham
25th September 2013: Merlin Cinema, Falmouth
28th September 2013:The Higgins, Bedford (Bedford Film Festival)
2nd October 2013: Merlin Cinema, Redruth
6th October 2013:Filmhouse, Edinburgh
9th October 2013:Merlin Cinema, Torquay
13th October 2013:Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre (DCA), Dundee
1-2 November 2013: Quad Cinema, Derby
14/15 November 2013: Louder Than Words Festival, Manchester
23 November 2013: Cinecity Festival, Brighton