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Huzzah! Hussar in Cornwall

September 19, 2013


IN A NEW documentary, The Blueblack Hussar, director Jack Bond captures pop star Adam Ant's extraordinary and brave comeback after years of mental health problems. In Adam's new persona, the Blueblack Hussar, he embarks on his first tour for 15 years with his new backing band, which featured an unforgettable concert in Falmouth.

For the first time since his punk roots, Adam is captured in this film playing with a young, hungry band and collaborating with Boz Boorer (Morrissey, The Polecats, etc). The film includes electrifying live performances, starting at London's 100 Club and culminating at Hyde Park, before an audience of 55,000.

Jack Bond's 'fly on the wall' direction includes intimate scenes of Adam at home, backstage and even getting a new tattoo.

Exposing Adam's multi-layered personality through the characters he connects with on his journey, Adam meets up with Amy Winehouse producer Mark Ronson and reunites with legendary pop artist Allen Jones, his art student days mentor.

Then, after an explosive show at the 100 Club, he escapes to Paris to record with his 'Bardoesque' backing singer, Twinkle and the enigmatic film star, Charlotte Rampling, who inspired his first album, Dirk Wears White Sox. Jack Bond, one of Britain's most innovative directors, returns to the Cinema Verite roots of his groundbreaking 1965 film, Dali In New York, to portray the creative talent of another 'mad genius', Adam Ant. The film is screened at Falmouth Phoenix on Wednesday, September 25, and Redruth's Regal on Wednesday, October 2. See for more details.

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