Teenage Superstars

Teenage Superstars
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 32min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Grant McPhee
  • Written by: Grant McPhee, Erik Sandberg
  • Cast: Edwyn Collins, Jim Reid, Bobby Gillespie

Documentary about the Scottish music scene of the early 90s, relating the conception and incubation of bands like Primal Scream, Teenage Fanclub, etc. More lucid and entertaining than McPhee and Slaven’s 2015 Big Gold Dream, it tells these bands’ stories in granular detail and has a larger and more articulate cast.

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Teenage Superstars

28 Jun 20174 stars

EIFF 2017: Lucid and entertaining exploration of the 90s Scottish music scene, from Grant McPhee

'Artful desperation' is how Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore neatly characterises the Scottish music scene of the early 90s in one of the key interviews featured in Grant McPhee's documentary. Teenage Superstars is McPhee and co-writer Angela Slaven's…

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