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A new documentary exploring the cultural legacy of WIZ’s 1992 short film Weekender, which is also included on the release.
WIZ's Weekender (1992) was a film ahead of its time, both in form and content. A look at club and drug culture through the prism of the band Flowered Up, it engaged with contemporary issues that mainstream media were eager to sensationalise. Consequently, it was branded with an 18 certificate and banned by both the BBC and ITV, never reaching a wider audience.
For the past three decades, Weekender has bubbled just below the surface, gaining genuine cult status and influencing a vast network of creators. In the run-up to its thirtieth anniversary filmmakers Tabitha Denholm and Adam Dunlop interviewed people involved in the project, conversations which are presented here in this brand new documentary.
- Presented in High Definition
- Weekender (1992, 19 mins): following the band Flowered Up, Weekender explores the hedonistic side of club and drug culture in the UK
- Take It (5 mins): an original promotional video for Flowered Up directed by WIZ
- Phobia (4 mins): promotional video for Flowered Up directed by Paul Cannell
- It’s On (5 mins): an original promotional video for Flowered Up
- Raise (3 mins): an original Bocca Juniors promotional video featuring Anna Haigh and directed by WIZ
- Nish (3 mins): a short film by WIZ featuring previously unseen Super 8 footage filmed at a Boys Own party in 1989
- Limited edition of 2,000 copies (includes slipcase)
- **FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Illustrated booklet featuring new writing by journalist Miranda Sawyer, director WIZ and Des Penney, band manager and lyric writer for Weekender