Cinecity 15th Brighton Film Festival

10 - 26 November

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11 Nov 2:00 pm: Lost in Vagueness

Director: Sofia Olins

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A highly entertaining documentary about Roy Gurvitz the creator of the legendary Lost in Vagueness after-hours party area which ran at Glastonbury from 2000-2007. Essentially a festival within a festival, Lost Vagueness is credited, not least by Michael Eavis, with reinvigorating Glastonbury itself.

Anti-hero, Roy, and Glastonbury founder, Michael, became friends in the early 1990s. Through their story, the documentary retraces Britain’s sub-culture history, to see how a band of troublesome new age travellers came together to create Lost Vagueness. It was a place of opulence and decadence, a blend of Victorian freak-show, 1950s kitsch, immersive theatre, gothic glamour, ballroom dancing and the decadence of 1920’s Berlin, but all in a muddy field. This is also a story of the dark, self-destructive side of creativity and the personal trauma behind it.

Starring: As themselves: Fatboy Slim, Suggs, Keith Allen and Kate Tempest

Produced in: UK

Running time: 84 mins


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