Music Biopic Brunches

Please note: this season finished in Aug 2017
Music Biopic Brunches

From post-punk rockers to country singers, Californian surf combos to folk legends, films about celebrated musicians have been a rich source of inspiration for filmmakers and actors alike. To mark the release of Morrissey biopic England Is Mine (opening on Fri 4 Aug) we revisit some of cinema’s most noteworthy portrayals of musical icons.

Including, Sissy Spacek's thoroughly natural portrayal of Country music legend Loretta Lynn in Michael Apted's Coal Miner's Daughter (Sun 6 Aug); the Beach Boy's Brian Wilson whose joyful harmonies and ingenious arrangements concealed a private struggle with addiction and mental illness in Love and Mercy (Sun 13 Aug); Sam Riley in his stunning breakout performance as Joy Division’s Ian Curtis in Anton Corbijn's Control (Sun 20 Aug); and a passionate, warts-and-all chronicle of the relationship between Johnny Cash and June Carter in James Mangold’s Walk The Line (Sun 27 Aug) which has proven to be among the most popular music biopics of all time.

Previous screenings in this Season

Charting the life stories of both legendary musician Johnny Cash and singer June Carter, James Mangold’s passionate, warts-and-all chronicle of two extraordinary American artists has proven to be among the most popular music biopics of all time.

Read More - Walk The Line

The feature debut by renowned photographer Anton Corbijn took a look at the life of Joy Divisions’ singer Ian Curtis and starred Sam Riley in a stunning breakout performance as a young man torn apart by depression, epilepsy and agonising personal conflicts.

Read More - Control

This unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer-songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys, intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of a music icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost.

Read More - Love & Mercy

Sissy Spacek won a much-deserved Oscar for her vivid, thoroughly natural performance as music legend Loretta Lynn in Michael Apted’s thoughtful and endearing film charting her life from the depths of poverty in rural Kentucky to her evolution into the first lady of country music.

Read More - Coal Miner's Daughter