Film POP & Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (FNC) present:
The Man from Mo'Wax
Director: Matthew Jones
United Kingdom, 2016
James Lavelle was a DJ at 14, founded the legendary Mo’Wax Records at 18, launched DJ Shadow’s career—and a few others’—, and was a millionaire by 21. With unprecedented access to Lavelle, Jones offers a fascinating, fragmented and kaleidoscopic insight into the life of an eccentric: a trip-hop and electronic music trailblazer. Looking back on 30 years of an amazing career in A&R through an incredible selection of archival images from over 700 hours of material, the lm boast a multiplicity of unusual textures. From the club excesses of Lavelle’s early years to DJ Shadow’s debut, to the genesis of the groundbreaking album Endtroducing ... and of the alternative hip- hop scene in the UK, this veritable time capsule is as essential as it is dizzying, putting images to the iconic sounds of a key era in British music, and featuring interviews with musicians such as Thom Yorke, Josh Homme, Grandmaster Flash, and Massive Attack.