Gary Numan: Android In La La Land
Saturday, March 19
11:00AM - 12:25PM
719 Congress Ave
At the end of the 1970s, Gary Numan found himself to be one of the world’s biggest-selling recording artists, "Are ‘Friends’ Electric?" and "Cars" were huge hits, no one had heard, or seen, anyone like Gary Numan.
The Asperger’s syndrome that helped forge Numan's tunnel-like ambition, informing his music and image, also brought problems. At a time when the public knew little about the condition, the press labeled him a freak, one paper suggested his parents should have been doctored for giving birth to him. Depression, anxiety, near bankruptcy and a long period in the wilderness followed. Then Numan fell in love with his biggest fan, Gemma, who helped him rediscover his passion for music.
Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: United Kingdom
Director: Steve Read, Rob Alexander
Executive Producer: Sylvia Stevens, Caroline Spry, Mike Connolly, Brad Shenfeld, Ian Davies, Rebecca Long
Producer: Rob Alexander
Cinematographer: Steve Read
Editor: Ollie Huddleston
Music: Gary Numan
Additional Credits: Assistant Editor & Graphics: Adam Lavis
Principal Cast: Gary Numan, Gemma Webb
Steve started out as founding art director of hugely influential men's magazine LOADED and has since won numerous awards and accolades as designer, photographer, and film director.
Rob has worked in film for two decades, most recently producing the Grierson 2014 nominated documentary THE MAN WHOSE MIND EXPLODED (Film4 UK/Netflix US).
Distributor: Rob Alexander
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