Previously at the ICA - Films
27 Aug 2016
A Q&A follows this screening.
Android In La La Land is a celebration of a British music-making pioneer and the love story that helped him turn his life around.
At the end of the 1970s, Gary Numan found himself to be one of the world’s biggest-selling artists, Are ‘Friends’ Electric? and Cars were huge hits, no-one had heard, or seen, anyone like him.
Asperger’s syndrome helped forge Numan's ambition, his music and image, but it brought problems. At a time when the public knew little about the condition, the press labeled him a freak, one paper suggested his parents should have been doctored for giving birth to him.
Depression, near bankruptcy and a period in the wilderness followed. Then Numan fell in love with his biggest fan, and married her…
Android in La La Land, dir. Steve Read and Rob Alexander, UK 2016, 85 mins