New Syd Barrett film announced
10 years after his passing, a documentary celebrating the life of Pink Floyd’s songwriter will premiere at Cambridge Film Festival
Cambridge Live and the Cambridge Film Trust are to premiere a series of films about both Syd Barrett and the Swinging Sixties at the 2016 Cambridge Film Festival, as part of its celebrations of the life and work of Barrett who passed away on 7 July 2006. The centrepiece will be Get All That Ant? – a free-form documentary filmed by Anthony Stern, a former school friend and fellow art student of Barrett’s.
The feature is made up of film footage, stills and archive footage taken during the 1960s and filmed in Cambridge, London and San Francisco. With the majority of footage having never been seen before, the film includes live performance footage and stills from The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Pink Floyd and Donovan as well as footage of Barrett’s friends and colleagues.
In addition to the film premiere, Cambridge Live has teamed up with ISpySydinCambridge.com who are offering Syd Barrett-themed walking tours of Cambridge on the weekend of the concert. The tours trace some of the key places in the city relevant to the life of the former Pink Floyd guitarist including his former family home, his school, as well as David Gilmour and Roger Water’s family homes.
The film will premiere as part of a series of film screenings about Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd on Friday 21 October at the Cambridge Guildhall as part of the 36th Cambridge Film Festival which runs from 20–27 October. Tickets for the screenings and the walking tours will be available from cambridgelivetrust.co.uk