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I Get Knocked Down

Film screening + Q&A with Dunstan Bruce

Thursday 16 February, 7.00pm

I Get Knocked Down is the untold story of Leeds-based anarcho-pop band Chumbawamba. Founding band-member Dunstan Bruce is 59, and he is struggling with the fact that the world seems to be going to hell in a handcart. Twenty years after his fall from grace, Bruce is angry and frustrated, but how does a retired middle-aged radical get back up again?


In this punk version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Dunstan is visited by the antagonistic ghost of his anarchist past – his alter ego, ‘Babyhead’ – who forces him to question his own life, sending him on a search for his long-lost anarchist mojo. Following Bruce’s personal voyage of rediscovery, redemption, and reawakening, I Get Knocked Down acts as a call to arms to those who think activism is best undertaken by someone else.


‘It was everything I hoped it would be and more…it’s going to resonate with a lot of people who are getting older and have lost their revolutionary side.’ Charlie Phillips, The Guardian


The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Dunstan Bruce.


Dunstan Bruce was the vocalist with Chumbawamba; famous for their worldwide hit Tubthumping (I Get Knocked Down) of 1997. His soundtrack for 'Whatever; A Teenage Musical' was nominated for an RTS Craft Award for Best original Soundtrack. He produced Daisy Asquith's 'Clowns' and Exec produced Jeanie Finlay's 'Sound It Out' and

Toby Amies' 'The Man Whose Mind Exploded'. His documentary 'This Band Is So Gorgeous' was nominated for the IDFA Melkweg Best Music Documentary 2012 and his last film ‘A Curious Life’ was number 2 in the DVD music chart in Spring 2015.


Director: Sophie Robinson, Dunstan Bruce

Length: 87min

All tickets £10.

Our Star Café-Bar is open from 6.00pm.

Please note, our museum galleries are closed during film screenings.  There are no ads or trailers.

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