In Glasgow in the mid-1990s, flourishing indie rock band The Delgados established cult record label Chemikal Underground, heralding a renaissance of independent music in the city that would bring the likes of Mogwai, Arab Strap and Franz Ferdinand to the world.
Lost in France, an exhilarating new documentary, explores the rise of this Glaswegian music scene, revisiting a defining, chaotic trip to France in the musicians’ early careers. Featuring a stunning mix of live performances and frequently hilarious interviews, the film reunites key label personnel in an intimate exploration of friendship, memory and making music.
Written and directed by Niall McCann and produced by Nicky Gogan and Paul Welsh for Still Films and Edge City Films with funding from the Irish Film Board and Creative Scotland.
Lost in France will open on general release in Ireland on 3rd March. Special guests including, Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai), Emma Pollock (ex-The Delgados, Chemikal Underground Records) and RM Hubbert (Chemikal Underground Records), and director Niall McCann will attend select screenings on the opening weekend.
There are a series of gigs around Ireland which will accompany the film’s release including Emma Pollock & RM Hubbert LIVE:
• Friday March 3rd – The Workman’s Club, Dublin
• Saturday March 4th – Connolly’s of Leap, Cork
• Sunday March 5th – Roisin Dubh, Galway