Michael Caine’s My Generation celebrates the ups and downs of the swinging sixties.
Sir Michael Caine and co have been working on this project for six years now, so it’s definitely worth a look in. They’ve sifted through 1,600 hours of footage and conducted over 50 interviews to create the final product. The result is a documentary film that’ll make you want to start Dancing In The Street.
Take a look at the trailer for a taste of what to expect:
On Wednesday 14th March My Generation is being broadcast to cinemas across the UK, followed by a live Q&A with director David Batty and Sir Michael Caine himself. Finally, a chance to find out his favourite film (our money’s on Miss Congeniality) and, of course, what life in London was like in the 1960s. Just take a look at the My Generation website for more information on where to nab tickets.
Watch as our capital transforms from a struggling post-war city into the colourful, multicultural capital it is today. The film mixes vivid archive footage with a series of high-profile interviews with icons of the time such as photographer David Bailey, The Who’s Roger Daltrey, singer Marianne Faithfull, The Beatles’ Paul McCartney, mini-skirt inventor Mary Quant, and supermodel Twiggy.
We totally understand why it’s the era that everyone would have chosen to be a teenager in. The sixties brought us The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Kinks… And not to mention the fashion, the art, and even the contraceptive pill. Let’s face it, all our generation’s got is Love Island, Justin Bieber, and Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Could try harder.
And the one-off film screening’s not all you’ve got to twist and shout about, because if you head down to 3 Carnaby Street from now until the 21st March you can catch a free, My Generation inspired exhibition, put together by curator extraordinaire Zelda Cheatle. There are loads of lovely black and white photographs on display that capture the spirit of the sixties perfectly, so make sure you go down and have a nosy.
Featured Image: Richard Friedman