Bedford Film Festival, in partnership with Sprint Convergence Ltd celebrates the 40th anniversary of Punk and the 30th anniversary of the story of the love between Nancy Spungen and Sid Vicious, bass player from the band who started it all – The Sex Pistols. And thanks to our friends at Esquires, we’ve created an evening that any music fan will want to be a part of.
A screening of the raw biographic tale Sid and Nancy at The Quarry Theatre and once the film is finished, your ticket will get you entry to a special gig by the brilliant Sex Pistols tribute act ‘The Pistols’ at Bedford’s legendary music venue, Esquires.
A morbid biographical story set as the Sex Pistols break up after their fateful US tour, Vicious attempts a solo career while in the grip of heroin addiction. One morning, Nancy is found stabbed to death and Sid is arrested for her murder. Using eyewitness accounts and archival interviews, director Alex Cox expertly tells the tales of one of the icons of British music who intirgues us all, whether you love him or hate him.
The film itself also launched the career of Gary Oldman, who went on to star in some of the best loved films from the past 30 years.
As for The Pistols, they formed in 2004, and is a full blown Sex Pistols tribute act recreating the rawness of the original band. They hail from good old London Town where the UK punk movement was born way back in the 1970’s. The Pistols are a frighteningly close authentication of the original band but with added flair, charm, wit and humour, with front man Paul a dead-ringer for Johnny Rotten himself. The band perform a blistering show which includes all of the anti-hits made famous by the Sex Pistols in the late 1970’s, such as Anarchy In The UK, Pretty Vacant and God Save The Queen. Add to this a special ‘Sid Sings’ tribute to the notorious Sid Vicious, including I Wanna Be Your Dog, My Way, Something Else and C’Mon Everybody and you are all set for a spectacular show.
This event is NOT to be missed, get your tickets now. But, really, in true Punk style, we don’t care if you do or not.