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Pulp music doc to open Sheffield Doc/Fest

British rock band Pulp will return to their hometown of Sheffield, UK, for the European premiere of music doc Pulp: A Film about Life, Death and Supermarkets (pictured), which is set to open the 21st annual Sheffield Doc/Fest on June 7.
April 14, 2014

British rock band Pulp will return to their hometown of Sheffield for the European premiere of music doc Pulp: A Film about Life, Death and Supermarkets (pictured), which is set to open the 21st annual Sheffield Doc/Fest on June 7.

The Florian Habicht-directed doc – which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas, in March and will also screen at Toronto’s Hot Docs this month – explores Pulp’s relationship with Sheffield and features the group’s homecoming show from December 2012.

The film is one of three opening night events at the festival. The remaining two will be announced May 8.

Habicht and band members Jarvis Cocker, Nick Banks, Candida Doyle, Steve Mackey and Mark Webber will be on hand to discuss the film following the screening. The event will also receive a live satellite broadcast to cinemas across the UK, including the BFI Southbank, Cineworld and Curzon, among others.

The Pistachio Pictures-produced doc will be released in the UK June 6. Distributor Oscilloscope Laboratories recently picked up the U.S. rights to Pulp, where it will be released in cinemas and on digital platforms later this year.

Sheffield Doc/Fest runs from June 7 to 12. The full festival program will be released May 8.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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