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Once in a Lifetime – Music Film Day at LIFF28

Relive some of the greatest concert films of all time in the unique atmosphere of Leeds Town Hall. LIFF28 are giving the Town Hall a makeover to celebrate the full, glorious concert film experience with Once in a Lifetime on Saturday 15 November, a genre-spanning programme of films covering every decade from the seventies to the noughties. The Victoria Hall’s normal stall seating will be replaced with new festival-style seating especially for the occasion, to create a relaxed and celebratory atmosphere, and there will be a range of drinks from different vendors to choose from.

Once In A Lifetime will feature the UK Premiere of a brand new digital print of the legendary Talking Heads concert film Stop Making Sense, alongside The Who’s The Kids Are Alright1991: The Year Punk Broke (starring Nirvana and Sonic Youth) and Beastie Boys’ Awesome: I Shot That!

Individual film tickets are available by clicking on the film’s title:

12:00 noon – The Who: The Kids Are Alright (1979)
A career-spanning retrospective of unforgettable live footage and interviews from one the greatest rock groups of all time, featuring the notorious rock’n’roll antics of legendary drummer Keith Moon.

2:00pm – Nirvana + Sonic Youth – 1991: The Year Punk Broke (1992)
In 1991, Nirvana were still an independent punk band just about to ‘break’ big. See them at their most passionate, just as they reach their explosive peak on a European tour with one of their biggest influences, Sonic Youth.

4.00pm – Beastie Boys: Awesome, I Shot That! (2006)
Always a step ahead of the pack, the Beastie Boys organised for 50 fans to film their concert at Madison Square Gardens using video cameras. The final, edited results capture a uniquely intimate experience of a fantastic large-scale gig.

6.00pm – Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense (1984)
Both complex and highly accessible, only New York’s avant-pop masters The Talking Heads could have been capable of staging this immensely creative production. Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the ultimate concert film.

Once in a Lifetime Day Pass is amazing value at just £15 full / £12 concession / Free to LIFF28 Passholders, and gives access to all four films. Alternatively you can purchase individual film tickets for £8.00 / £6.00 by clicking on the links above.

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