Pulp: a Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets

Sheffield, 1988: The Day that Never Happened. Following a disastrous farewell show in their hometown, Pulp move to London in search of success. They find fame on the world stage in the 1990s with anthems including Common People. Twenty-five years (and ten million album sales) later they return to Sheffield for their last UK concert and the band share their thoughts on fame, love, mortality and car maintenance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5lZHF01A_o

The movie was The Guardian Critics choice, and Mark Kermode gave it a 4 star review (alongside the same from The Independent and Time Out), writing in The Observer "The live performances are electrifying, all jagged elbows and brilliant pop tunes, with the band suitably assisted not by drugs and booze, but by a neatly organised display of treatments for colds, incontinence and light grazes. On the subject of fame, Cocker asserts boldly that "it didn't agree with me – like a nut allergy". Hardcore indeed."
http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/jun/08/pulp-film-life-death-supermarkets-review-fans-farewell-jarvis

Tickets are £8.50 from http://www.riversidestudios.co.uk/cgi-bin/page.pl?l=1402505468

As it's not yet on national release, this might sell out quickly.

I figure there might be an opportunity for a drink and a discussion after the movie :-)

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  • Matt W

    Never thought I'd find the people of Sheffield so entertaining... and the band weren't bad too! Glad to welcome some lovely newbies to the group, and I hope you'll come along to other meetups.

    2 · July 9

    • Alison

      LOL, they just showed the oddball of Sheffield!

      July 9

  • Lucy B.

    Likewise everyone, had a great time and lovely to meet you all! Will make sure I come to other events in future - possibly starting with Monday's quiz! x

    1 · July 9

    • Alison

      Yay more peeps for the quiz :-)

      July 9

  • Alison

    Great movie and good company! Nice to meet so many newbies to the group. Thanks 4 organising Matt. I'm quite tempted to see it again with Q&a next week!

    1 · July 9

    • Matt W

      Looks like you might have volunteered to host.... ;-)

      July 9

    • Alison

      lol I'm already hosting elsewhere though! decisions decisions. I think Jarvis may have put out a restraining order after last time ;-)

      July 9

  • Zofia

    It was great to meet you guys! Totally count me in for the future meetups :)

    July 9

  • Jelena

    Guys thanks for the Pulp at Rough Trade on Tuesday tip-off, think I might go and check it out...let me know if any of you guys are up for joining me!

    July 9

  • Jelena

    Bloody brilliant! Had forgotten how good Pulp were, brought back lots of good memories from the 90s...great crowd & loved the chat afterwards...some really cool peeps in this group!

    3 · July 9

  • Elsie L

    Fab! Good documentary about the band reforming and Sheffield. Woulda been nice if they find others who were involved in the band too like Russell.

    July 9

  • Kate

    Great film & chat afterwards.

    1 · July 9

    • Gemma

      Is the film worth asking for as a birthday pressie?

      July 9

    • Kate

      If you're a Pulp fan I'd definitely recommend it!

      2 · July 9

  • Luke

    We got there late so didn't get to meet you guys. Great film, good suggestion!

    July 9

  • Gemma

    Hmm, tempted, but Hammersmith bit far for me. I did have ticket to see it at my local multiplex, but they cancelled due to 'scheduling issues'. I suspect they didn't sell enough tickets :(

    July 3

    • Kate

      Rough Trade East are showing it next Tuesday with a Q&A with Jarvis & Candida afterwards, if that's any better for you guys! You have to buy the DVD though... http://www.roughtrade...­

      1 · July 8

    • Gemma

      I saw that Kate, but it's too far for me to get to and I'd rather see film before I bought on dvd. It might end up being shown on Film4 at some point I would think.

      July 8

  • Matt W

    Riverside Terrace!

    July 8

  • Matt W

    Pleased to see so many cool indie folk coming along tomorrow, and I look forward to welcoming the newbies.

    Riverside apparently has a decent bar (with Meantime ales), so let's meet there. I'll try to turn up by 6.30, but will send out an email to all attendees well before then with contact details.

    Make sure you've bought a ticket, and if you change your mind then please RSVP 'no' so we're not looking out for you like worried parents. Thanks.

    July 7

    • Sarah

      Don't worry Lucy I'm new too and will be in work clothes. :)

      1 · July 8

    • Ali Y

      Ditto!

      July 8

  • Elsie L

    Yes, the Riverside bar/cafe is pretty good. Food is also nice there. This is my first event from this meetup, I'll be wearing a burgundy dress with a green backpack.

    July 8

  • Alison

    Hi Gemma, thanks for your efforts with this but I think it is unlikely to get 100 people. Even though we have nearly 3000 members only a certain number are active.

    July 7

  • Gemma

    Right fellow Pulp fans: I've had quick at Prince Charles cinema website and if we wanted private screening it'd be approx £750 so to get reasonable tkt price we'd need 100 people and screen 2 seats 104. Is it worth putting as suggestion? There's just under 3,000 members, but not sure how many are Pulp fans and would want private screening.

    July 7

  • Jelena

    Wow this was one of my fav bands in the 1990s, takes me back, defo gotta give this a go!

    1 · July 6

  • Zofia

    Count me in!

    July 6

  • Alison

    Love pulp. Would have liked to have seen it premiere in Sheffield with Jarvis at the Q&A

    1 · July 3

  • Lau

    Gutted. Can t do after all. Too early :(

    July 3

  • Kate

    Marvellous - I was going to this anyway.

    July 3

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