What's on at Hackney Picturehouse - Featured Event
London. The dawn of the new Millennium. The Britpop party is over and the UK music scene is suffering from a severe hangover. Then, as if from nowhere, The Parkinsons burst onto the scene and give the music business a shot in the arm and a kick up the arse. Singer Afonso, guitarist Victor, and bassist Pedro, met in their home town of Coimbra, Portugal - land of Madeira, Catholicism and boredom. Relocating to London, in search of adventure, they teamed up with fiery Scottish drummer Chris Low. They swiftly built a reputation for chaos, revealing their penchant for getting naked on stage and attempting to abuse anyone or anything that refused to worship at their altar of rock'n'roll damnation. In the shadows, The Libertines and Razorlight were taking notes. But was their journey just a long way to nowhere? Find out in this unique, hilarious, moving and ultimately deeply human story of maximum rock’n’roll.
Director: Jack Arnold. Starring: Julie Adams, Richard Carlson. USA 1954. 79 mins.
A half-human, half-fish creature – another iconic creation from the Universal special effects team – disrupts a research party deep in the Amazon, and kidnaps a beautiful young scientist in the process.