The The’s Infected Film

Matt Johnson of The The made a film of the band’s Infected album in 1986, which featured a video for each track on the album. The film had been gathering dust for 30 years until The ICA in London screened the film along with a Q&A session with Matt Johnson and guests including the director Tim Pope over three nights in September 2016.

This mini-documentary recounts stories about the making of the film, like when Tim and Matt needed police protection to film in Spanish Harlem and in a brothel in New York. The album Infected was visually, musically and lyrically far ahead of its time and so were the political ideas expressed in the music that still ring true today.

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