Soul Boys of the Western World: The Spandau Ballet Story [VIDEO TRAILER] @spandauballet

We cannot wait to see this story of the British blue-eyed soul sensations, Spandau Ballet.   The band conquered the 80s and this new flick details the road up and eventual downfall.

Check out this review from NYTimes:
Perfectly timed to coincide with Spandau Ballet’s current reunion tour, “Soul Boys of the Western World” is a cheekily self-serving account of the English group’s rise to glory in the 1980s and its later dissolution. Working with only pre-existing footage, the director, George Hencken, constructs an unabashedly promotional tale of working-class aspiration and worldwide acclaim.
And who’s to argue, when the five band members dominate the film’s commentary? Chattering over vintage film of council-house living rooms and London clubs, the men discuss early musical influences with a relaxed charm that softens the often harsh economic realities of the time. As we slide nostalgically through the 1978-79 garbage collectors’ strike (the so-called winter of discontent that ushered in Margaret Thatcher) and the Falklands War, the band’s danceable beats discourage depression. As do their extravagant outfits: Sporting clobber more suited to a medieval minstrel or a Bedouin, the members knew that peacocking was at least as important as playing.

The film agrees, celebrating tailoring over Tony Hadley’s killer pop voice or Gary Kemp’s smart, tight lyrics. Maintaining a sunny, scrubbed-clean tone, Ms. Hencken allows no possibility of dazed groupies or drunken meltdowns — and only the briefest whiff of cocaine — to darken her portrait. And when Mr. Kemp and his brother, Martin Kemp, take a 1990 detour into acting with the rather terrific gangster movie, “The Krays,” we don’t even get a clip of their wonderfully cool performances.



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