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From the Adelphi to Arizona

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From the Adelphi to Arizona, local Hull filmmaker receives international recognition

Mark will be interviewed about the film and his work on the David Burns show on Radio Humberside at 11.30 this morning (Thursday 15th Oct).

The Tucson Film & Music Festival (TFMF) in Arizona, United States celebrates the past, present and future of the Tucson music and filmmaking scene. TFMF’s focus is on music-related content, as well as films and filmmakers with a connection to Arizona or the Southwest. The festival accepts documentaries, narrative features, and short films and it’s now going to showcase a film that’s ‘made in Hull’.

The news comes almost a year to the day that the Kaiser Chiefs performed at Hull’s New Adelphi Club to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Paul Jackson’s underground music venue. A full week of events saw the club using the anniversary to focus attention on the cultural significance of all small music venues in the UK and to raise awareness and create debate around the importance of underground music venues. A fact the Kaisers Chiefs and all the acts that were part of #Adelphi30 supported.

Hull filmmaker Mark Richardson documented the week and has recently had a short 22 minute documentary approved that captures the essence of the week. Mark’s unique film includes one off rare interviews, unique live footage and discussions about the value of independent music venues and why venues like the Adelphi in Hull must be cherished and supported. The film also contains footage of Hull support acts The Black Delta Movement and Life.

Mark commented “It’s ludicrous and exciting that people a long way from De Grey Street will experience the sights and sounds of a great Adelphi night. This North American film festival celebrates the independent artistic spirit so I hope they connect with and appreciate the work of Paul Jackson and comprehend the difference one man’s vision can make to the musical culture of a city. Maybe the film will inspire an Arizona version of ‘Jacko’ (Paul Jackson)… Imagine that!”

The film was screened at the Adelphi in January as part of Independent Music Venue Week and has now been selected for a screening at the Tucson and Arizona Film and Music Festival which takes place later this month.

The film was shown on Oct 9th in the Documentary Shorts Programme, in The Temple of Music and Art, which is a 600 seat theatre in Tucson.