New World Towers is the new documentary film on Blur, spanning the last few years of the band’s life. Directed by Sam Wrench, it records the genesis of the latest album “The Magic Whip”, from impromptu sessions on an unexpected stay in Hong Kong, to playing rousing live performances at Hyde Park and Hong Kong.
Blur have now announced all the UK cinemas for the very special “one night only” screening on December 2nd, at cities including London, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Edinburgh, at selected Picturehouse, Curzon, Odeon, Vue and Cineworld venues. New World Towers has also been playing at selected international film festivals worldwide, including New York, Copenhagen, and Porto. An international release is also planned, with more dates to follow shortly.
Cutting between incredible scenes of Blur’s impassioned live performances this year and intimate, candid footage of the band in the studio and behind the scenes, New World Towers provides an invaluable account of one of Britain’s most iconic bands today. You can watch a clip from the movie now, providing a glimpse into the inimitable dynamic between the quartet of Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree.