I Get Knocked Down (dir Dunstan Bruce & Sophie Robinson, 2021) is the untold story of Leeds-based anarcho-pop band Chumbawamba. Founding band-member Dunstan Bruce is 59, and he is struggling with the fact that the world seems to be going to hell in a handcart. Twenty years after his fall from grace, Bruce is angry and frustrated, but how does a retired middle-aged radical get back up again? In this punk version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Dunstan is visited by the antagonistic ghost of his anarchist past – his alter ego, ‘Babyhead’ – who forces him to question his own life, sending him on a search for his long-lost anarchist mojo. A personal voyage of rediscovery, redemption, and reawakening, I Get Knocked Down is a call to arms to those who think activism is best undertaken by someone else. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s Directors.
Organised in collaboration with Vivienne Westwood’s Intellectuals Unite as part of Brighton Festival 2022.
For booking and more information please visit the Brighton Festival website
By: Ian Tout
Last updated: Tuesday, 8 March 2022