SCREENING (zoom director and Mojo Nixon Q&A): 01 November 2022 at 18:20

London - Curzon Soho



Dir. Matt Eskey, USA, 2022, 85 min

Neill Kirby McMillan Jr. came of age in Danville, Virginia, listening to records from his father's soul radio station and plotting his escape from the confines of conservative small-town American life. On a bicycle trip across the country, he experienced what he called The Mojo Revelation, and reinvented himself as Mojo Nixon, a blues-inspired musician playing psychobilly and outlaw country.

Teaming up with the enigmatic Skid Roper to form an outrageous duo, Mojo’s relentless touring led to a record deal, college radio airplay, MTV exposure and unexpected mainstream success. The song “Elvis Is Everywhere” became a cult phenomenon, but his next single would be banned by MTV, at which point he made a decision that threatened to jeopardise his career.

Event supported by the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery.