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Best Before Death

UK, 2019, 120mins, Cert.12A
Plus Bill Drummond Live Performance
Showtimes and location

Film description

In 1992, Bill Drummond's enormously successful pop group The KLF ceased activities. Since 2014 he's been on a World Tour. In December 2016 he based himself in Kolkata, while in the Spring of 2018 he was in Lexington, North Carolina. Future destinations include Papua New Guinea & Damascus, Syria. 

In each place he carries out his self-imposed 'work' – building beds, baking cakes, making soup, shining shoes – to the variously amused, perplexed or annoyed reactions of those around him. He's worked out his life expectancy at 74, and the World Tour will end when he's 73. 

He's not rich and he's deliberately designed his actions so they can't be monetised. He's mostly been ignored by the art world. So what is he doing it all for? Best Before Death is about life, death, art, money, music and cake. And some knitting. 

The screening will be accompanied by a play, White Saviour Complex, written by Drummond & performed by Drummond & Scottish actor Tam Dean Burn (playing Drummond). The first act goes on before the film and the third act goes on after the film (the film is the second act). 

Showing at

Hyde Park Picture House

Venue details

Address

73 Brudenell Road, Leeds LS6 1JD, UK
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Access info

The Picture House has two small steps at the main entrance. Step-free access to the auditorium and foyer is possible via a side entrance. Unfortunately none of the Picture House's toilets are accessible and both via a flight of stairs. The cinema has three wheelchair spaces – to reserve one of these, please select the 'wheelchair space' ticket during checkout.

Refreshment info

The Picture House offers a range of hot and cold drinks, including beers and wines, alongside popcorn, sweets, ice creams (Northern Bloc) and vegan cakes (That Old Chestnut).

Showtimes

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