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27 Sep 2019, 20:00-22:00


Illegal – “Fight For The Right To Dance”

Location – Venue is now confirmed. A Coventry city centre venue with a 200 capacity.

Date – Fri 27th September 2019


This film will begin to rewrite the history of how dance music evolved in the U.K and beyond.

In Britain’s very own motor city, Coventry, a “Motown moment” happened but in electronic music. A youth and club culture movement that would set the foundation for the multibillion pound worldwide industry dance music has become.
Coventry was the epicentre with the 1st legal warehouse parties and the 1st legal all night dance club, that were conceived by its disaffected youth.
A real musical and social revolution was created, reconciliation from the climate of violence in the city against anyone seen differently on the streets and terraces. A youth, social and drug revolution not seen since the 1960’s.
The film is factual, honest and documents the working class heroes of the city. How a radical shift in support from the government led acid squad and police orchestrated the U.Ks first legal events, ultimately leading to the birth of a legal Amnesia House and the legendary Eclipse nightclub.

Young people written off by society stopped fighting and started dancing and invented something to be proud of.

Expect a nod to1950’s Ealing comedy and Hollywood film noir.

On Friday 27th September we screen Illegal – “Fight For The Right To Dance”.
We have now confirmed the venue. In Coventry city centre. To be revealed on the day.
The venue has a 200 capacity so to reserve your space please email reflectioncoventry@gmail.com. Places will be allocated on a 1st come, 1st serve basis. If you have already emailed your space will be reserved.

The venue will have a bar and parking.

The film will also be available to stream for that evening as we warm up for REFLECTION #2 -“House is a Feeling”. An exhibition to take place December /January in Coventry.

This is the 1st of 4 films and 7 radio documentaries.

A Daylight Robbery Production.

If you wish to attend Illegal – “Fight For The Right To Dance” email reflectioncoventry@gmail.com.
Spaces are limited.

This 37 min film premiere will be opened by a very special guest. Also including a bubbly reception.


More info
Coventry City Centre (cv1 1ll)

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