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Gary Numan: Android in La La Land

Rob Alexander, Steve Read
| USA
| 2016
| 94 min

Gary Numan took the sound of early electronica and fused it with strong images of his on stage alter-egos, to invent something totally unique. Seemingly coming from nowhere he took the music world by storm. Gary achieved his success with Asperger’s syndrome, at a time when the public knew little about it and the press labelled him a freak. Swallowed by depression, anxiety, and near bankruptcy he ended up in the wilderness for years. Gary found salvation in meeting his wife Gemma and having three daughters. But the music calls, and Gemma encourages a return to his passion. With an honesty, humour ,and warmth, the film captures Numan pondering a return as the world awaits his new album.

Director
Rob Alexander, Steve Read
Producer
Rob Alexander
Premiere
Sydney Premiere
Section
Panorama
Festival Year
2016