Published Nov 30, 2009Last week, we mentioned how 2010 was going to be a good year for Blur fans. Despite announcing in the summer that there probably won't be another Blur album, the band members have so far announced plans for a third Gorillaz album, a new Monkey opera featuring Alan Moore and an upcoming score from guitarist Graham Coxon. But now there's more: a feature-length Blur documentary will hit British cinemas in January.
The film is titled No Distance Left to Run and was filmed during rehearsals and shows the band performed during their reunion this past summer, including their Glastonbury-closing set in June. It also features unreleased archival footage from throughout the band's career, and was directed by Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace (who have previously done videos for the band).
Blur's label, Parlophone, issued the following statement about the film, which is due out in the UK on January 19: "With previously unseen archive material alongside new interviews and reportage, the film recounts the highs and lows of a very British band from the late '80s to their headline return at Glastonbury and Hyde Park. The result is a musing on Englishness and identity, and a portrait of friendship and resolution."
It sounds pretty epic, if you ask us. It also looks pretty epic - just check the trailer below.