Part of our One Hit Wonders series, showcasing great new documentaries at special one-night-only screenings!
Co-presented by Zia Records and The Loft Cinema
Enter our FREE RAFFLE for Zia gift cards, vinyl soundtracks, limited edition movie tote bags and more! Following the film, enjoy an exclusive 40 minute Belle & Sebastian concert, with songs from the film performed by the band, captured live on stage in the UK!
A new musical film by Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian, from the producer of Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums!
“Polished, poised and endearingly confident.” - Ryan Gilbey, New Statesman
“A lo-fi spellbinder … dreamy, warm and generous.” – Xan Brooks, Guardian
“Rife with the kind of giddy thrills and hormonal flushes you associate with being a teen.” – David Fear, Esquire
Eve is a catastrophe - low on self-esteem but high on fantasy, especially when it comes to music. Over the course of one Glasgow summer, she meets two similarly rootless souls, posh Cass and fastidious James, and together they form a pop group. In God Help the Girl, writer/director Stuart Murdoch creates a poignant coming-of-age story that doubles as a sublime indie-pop musical from one of indie pop’s biggest songwriters. The project began as a suite of songs, written while Murdoch was between records and tours as lead singer of Belle & Sebastian. He nurtured it for nearly a decade into a fully formed film, set in the bohemian fantasia of Glasgow's West End, which is populated by mods, rockers, and emo kids who have no qualms about breaking into song and dance. While a treat for the eyes, thanks to the candy-colored cinematography, as well as the ears, thanks to Murdoch’s undeniable gift for crafting fantastic pop songs, it’s the top-notch cast that delivers the film. Star turns from Emily Browning (Sucker Punch), Olly Alexander (Le Week-End) and Hannah Murray (Game of Thrones) elevate what might have been an exercise in twee to an emotional, heartfelt film that will resonate with audiences of all ages. (Dir. by Stuart Murdoch, 2014, UK, 111 mins., Not Rated, Amplify Releasing) Digital