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A compelling new feature film that documents – in exceptional detail – the arrival of House music in Manchester from Chicago in the early 1980s, through to the Acid House explosion of 1988, and a further 30 years of its phenomenal impact.
A truly remarkable social study of a subculture that helped put Manchester on the worldwide music map, MANCHESTER KEEPS ON DANCING digs deeper than the oft-told tale of the famed Haçienda. Taking viewers on a journey through countless memorable stories that explore how House music arrived in the city, it deploys archive footage that has never been seen on screen alongside in-depth interviews with local and international DJs. The timeline begins pre-Haçienda and features contributions from each ensuing decade’s most respected DJs, producers, promoters and social commentators, including Greg Wilson, Mike Pickering, Dave Haslam, Andrew Weatherall, Marshal Jefferson, Carl Craig, Eats Everything, Krysko, Ralph Lawson, Laurent Garnier, Todd Terry, Seth Troxler and many more.