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Directors: Lisa Barros D’Sa, Glenn Leyburn
Running Time: 94 minutes
Set against the real-life backdrop of political and religious unrest of late 1960s, and 1970s Northern Ireland, Good Vibrations tells the true story of Terri Hooley’s creation of Good Vibrations records and the controversially situated record store he owned. Juxtaposing the feel of Northern Ireland at the time Good Vibrations is bright, breezy and largely fancy-free.
Starring Richard Dormer as the legendary Hooley the film is loaded to the brim with fantastic tunes and nods to the era, but importantly it never forgets the troubles that blighted his store and his wish to develop the Belfast punk scene. The story is enhanced by a Glenn Patterson and Colin Carberry penned script packed with one-liners and laughs which keeps the heavy side of the story enjoyable, »
- Sam Carey
Good Vibrations, 2012
Directed by Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glen Leyburn.
A chronicle of the life of Terri Hooley, a record-store owner instrumental in developing Belfast's punk-rock scene.
The late 70s punk scene of the United Kingdom (or, as we shall see the not so 'United' Kingdom) was a time of immense change in all sort of ways - fashion, politics, and core belief systems were all subject to sustained alteration. Northern Ireland saw more of this than anywhere else in the Isles. The deep set religious troubles had essentially turned much of the city into a warzone, with former friends and colleagues turning on each other as the days and weeks went by. To add to this despair, unemployment levels and general despondency were operating at a suffocating level in the mean streets of Belfast. »
- Flickering Myth
Ahead of its cinema release this month, The Works has released a brand new trailer for Good Vibrations, the latest film from Cherrybomb directing duo Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn, which you can check it out right here.
Good Vibrations tells the real life story of Belfast music legend Terri Hooley, the man responsible for discovering The Undertones and recording Teenage Kicks, and sees Richard Dormer (Five Minutes of Heaven) leading the cast alongside Jodie Whittaker (Attack The Block, Venus), Liam Cunningham (The Guard, Clash of the Titans), Adrian Dunbar (Ashes to Ashes, Mo), Dylan Moran (Run Fatboy Run, Shaun of the Dead), Andrew Simpson (Notes on a Scandal), Mark Ryder (Albatross) and Kerr Logan (Game of Thrones).
Here's the official synopsis, followed by the new trailer below:
"Terri Hooley is a radical, rebel and music-lover in 1970s Belfast, when the bloody conflict known as the Troubles shuts down his city. »
- Flickering Myth
I love good music-based movie, some of my all-time favourites include The Commitments, Almost Famous and the superbly soundtracked High Fidelity. Today we have the first quad for Belfast-based Good Vibrations which recreates the story of Belfast music legend Terri Hooley, the man responsible for discovering The Undertones and recording Teenage Kicks, the song that was championed by cult music-king John Peel. The film follows the life of Hooley and how it gave the alternative music a chance to flourish in Belfast during the darkest days of Northern Ireland’s Troubles. Richard Dormer (Five Minutes Of Heaven) stars alongside Jodie Whittaker (Attack The Block).
Terri Hooley is a radical, rebel and music-lover in 1970s Belfast, when the bloody conflict known as the Troubles shuts down his city. As all his friends take sides and take up arms, Terri opens a record shop on the most bombed half-mile in Europe and calls it Good Vibrations. »
- Dan Bullock
4 items from 2013
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