We have mentioned this previously, but we now have more details about the general release of the Lambert & Stamp movie. In fact, we might even have a review up before it hits the big screen.
The movie about The Who’s one-time management team is heading to cinemas in May 2015. When we say cinemas, we are guessing arthouse rather than multiplex, but as we don’t have exacts dates yet, who knows? But we wouldn’t expect this to be aimed at your Saturday night date crowd.
The documentary focuses (of course) on Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert, but also has interviews with Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, Terence Stamp, Richard Barnes, Heather Daltrey, John Hemming, Robert Fearnley-Whittingstall and Irish Jack.
The write-up adds:
They were the original odd couple, an unlikely pairing of the well-to-do son of a classical composer and a genuine East End chancer. Drawn together by a love of film, Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp’s plan to make a film inspired by the French New Wave went awry after they bumped into a bunch of four likely lads from the west of London. What happened instead gave birth to the band who were figureheads of the nascent mod movement and saw Lambert and Stamp managing The Who from the rebellious voices of a generation to rock operas and beyond.
The story of this chalk and cheese managerial partnership is told in Lambert & Stamp, a thrilling documentary which charts their partnership and the rise and then turbulent times of their charges. With unprecedented access to Roger Daltrey and Pete Townsend, stunning rare footage from the early 1960s and London’s mod scene in all its glory, through to the bands heyday and featuring some of the greatest rock sounds ever made, this remarkable story comes to UK cinemas in May 2015 courtesy of Dogwoof.
Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert, aspiring filmmakers from opposite sides of the tracks, set out to find a subject for their underground movie. Inspired by the burgeoning 1960s youth culture, they found the High Numbers whose rebellious restlessness was just what they were looking for. Renaming them The Who, they quickly scrapped the idea of making a movie and imbued into the process their unusual chemistry, filmic ideas, stylish dress and outrageous performance.
They forged a complex and moving relationship, deeply tragic and brilliantly comedic, fuelling the band’s artistic development and leaving an indelible imprint on its time and generations to come.
Lambert & Stamp is charged with a mad concoction of noise, love, rebellion, artistry, and hilarity. Starring Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert and featuring interviews with Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, Terence Stamp, Richard Barnes, Heather Daltrey, John Hemming, Robert Fearnley-Whittingstall and Irish Jack, director James D. Cooper takes us along on the surprising ride of two men who shaped one of the most exciting bands of all time and on a universal search examining the sensitive and frightening bonds that make it possible to create.
No sign of a trailer as yet, but we’re keeping an eye out for one. We’ll also have that review and the cinema dates as soon as we have them too.