Brothers of the Head 18
Sunday 19th November, 11.55am (T)
Screening daily until Thursday 23rd November
Directors: Keith Fulton & Louis Pepe, Feature, 93 minutes, UK, 2006.
From acclaimed duo Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe (Lost In La Mancha), this brilliant synthesis of fact and fiction centres around the story of conjoined twins Tom and Barry Howe, a freak show turned proto-punk sensation.
As teenagers in the early 1970s, the Howe twins were plucked from obscurity by a music promoter who groomed them into a rock ‘n’ roll act, and against all expectations, the boys - performing as The Bang-Bang - quickly appropriated their status as ‘freaks’ and spat it back in the form of searing, aggressive rock.
A fantastical, fake and focussed look at the cult of celebrity.