Coming Soon: Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché 

Coming Soon: Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché (February 2, 2022)

Poly Styrene was the first woman of colour in the UK to front a successful rock band. She introduced the world to a new sound of rebellion, using her unconventional voice to sing about identity, consumerism, postmodernism, and everything she saw unfolding in late 1970s Britain, with a rare prescience. As the frontwoman of X-Ray Spex, the Anglo-Somali punk musician was also a key inspiration for the riot grrrl and Afropunk movements. Featuring unseen archive material and rare diary entries narrated by Oscar-nominee Ruth Negga, this documentary follows Celeste as she examines her mother’s unopened artistic archive and traverses three continents to better understand Poly the icon and Poly the mother.” -Modern Films

Where to Watch:Video On Demand
Sub-Genres:Pop Culture, Music, Biography
Run Time:1hr 29mins
Release Date:February 2, 2022

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Director:Celeste Bell, Paul Sng
Cast:Ruth Negga, Pauline Black, Poly Styrene, Celeste Bell
Awards:Best Feature Film Nominee (BAFTA Awards, Scotland), Best Documentary Winner, The Discovery Award Winner, Douglas Hickox Award Nominee (British Independent Film Awards), Best Music Documentary Nominee (The Grierson Trust British Documentary Award)

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