“Fascinating time capsule of swinging ’60s London”
– Entertainment Weekly
“There is enough archival footage to make you feel as if you were there, or at least sorry that you missed it all”
– New York Times
“Impeccably directed debut”– Variety
“The film feels like a night hanging out with the legendary managers”
– Rolling Stone
Aspiring filmmakers Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert set out to find a subject for their underground movie, one that will reflect the way it feels to be young and dissatisfied in postwar London. They searched for months and finally found in a band called the High Numbers a rebellious restlessness that was just what they were looking for. Abandoning their plans to make a film, they instead decided to mentor and manage this group, which evolved into the iconic band known as the Who. The result was rock ‘n’ roll history.
The feature provides rich archival footage, but, more importantly, perceptive on-screen accounts by The Who members Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey, as well as Lambert Stamp, before his death in 2012.
The documentary is a story on how the true alchemy can become legendary, when happening at the right time and the right place.
2014, USA, 117 min.