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The Alcohol Years (2000)

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When artist, musician, writer and filmmaker Carol Morley was twenty-one she left her hometown of Manchester and did not return for twelve years. Growing up in the 80s, she began drinking ... See full summary »

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When artist, musician, writer and filmmaker Carol Morley was twenty-one she left her hometown of Manchester and did not return for twelve years. Growing up in the 80s, she began drinking heavily at sixteen and frequented clubs such as the Hacienda whilst also fronting her own girl punk outfit. With her memories of the period fuzzy, she returns to the city to find out what happened, resulting in an engrossing and evocative study of the period and the British pop culture legends who made it. Text taken from the website of GFT (Glasgow film theatre)

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Carol Morley rocks
24 April 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

i studied under carol morley for a semester, and she is one of the most interesting people i ever met. her documentary, the alcohol years, is an exceptional documentary. Her style inspired me, as a film student, to switch from fiction and pursue documentary filmmaking. A documentary can be about yourself, and at the same time be interesting and not look like your full of yourself. The Alcohol Years is as funny as it is touching. A definite must-see.


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