Sound For The Future + Q&A With Director Matt Hulse
A family history seen through the fractured lens of art, self-exploration, music, politics, and attitude, Sound For The Future is a passionate, hilarious, and brazenly honest delve into the creative process.
On the surface, acclaimed artist-filmmaker Matt Hulse’s affectionate recreation of the time he and his siblings formed Britain’s youngest post-punk band THE HIPPIES in 1979 can be viewed as a wistful and energetic memoir. But dig beneath and you’ll find a powerful, battered, and bruised ode to childhood and the experiences which make us us.
We join Matt as he reimagines The Hippies in the modern day, recruiting a group of teenage Scottish actors to play the parts of himself, his sister Polly and brother Toby in a series of workshops and experiments to revive that momentous moment.
Part essay film, part exploration of post-punk British music and DIY culture, the creation of The Hippies was fuelled by Matt hearing Gang Of Four’s debut EP, kickstarting a lifelong creative and personal odyssey. Sound For The Future features music from XTC, Gang Of Four, Sleaford Mods, The Stranglers and The Hippies and the film also features one of the final appearances of Gang Of Four’s Andy Gill before his untimely death in 2020.
Featuring music from XTC, SLEAFORD MODS, GANG OF FOUR, THE STRANGLERS, OUGHT, FRED CHAMPION, LUFT, GENERATION RIOT, HELLHOUSE, EDWARD ELGAR and THE HIPPIES, accompanied by an original score from SIMON FISHER TURNER.
The Q&A will be hosted Becky Lima-Matthews (KID VINYL) on night.