James Blunt: One Brit Wonder (+Live Performance by James Blunt)
This is the story of an ageing, British popstar, still fighting for relevance some seventeen years after his star momentarily twinkled. No one has a more extraordinary story than James Blunt. The soldier-turned-singer has one of the most inspiring trajectories in music history.
Filmed on the road during his 2022 aptly named Greatest Hit Tour, director Chris Atkins is given access to all areas following James Blunt across Europe. Delving into James’ unique backstory, from witnessing the genocide of the Kosovo War, recording the biggest-selling album of the noughties, enduring the harsh backlash that followed his meteoric success, and then tweeting his way back to becoming a national treasure, this is an intimate portrait of James Blunt, as never seen before.
Described as Spinal Tap meets Alan Partridge, this is a behind-the-scenes, brutally honest story of a painfully self-aware, endlessly touring musician, for whom persistence eventually prevails.
This screening will be followed by a live performance from James Blunt, streamed directly into cinemas.