Unorthodocs - Lost in Vagueness Sofia Olins

Unorthodocs: Lost in Vagueness

The Ultimate Untold Glastonbury Festival Story

Mon 26 Mar 2018
19.00 - 20.30
£10.00 / £8.00 concessions

Concession price tickets apply to over 60s, teachers, tutors, disabled, students, 12-16 year olds and registered unwaged. You will need to bring relevant ID to verify your status. 

Screening Room
South Wing

The film of Roy Gurvitz, who invented the Lost Vagueness area at Glastonbury and who, as Michael Eavis says, reinvigorated the festival.

It’s a story of the dark, self-destructive side of creative talent and the personal trauma behind it. Anti-hero Roy and Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis became friends in the early 1990s. Through their story, we retrace Britain’s sub-cultural history, to see how a band of troublesome new age travellers came together to create Lost Vagueness. It was a place of opulence and decadence, reminiscent of a permissive 1920s Berlin but all set in a muddy field.

As an anarchic punk traveller, Roy scoured Europe searching for a community where he could escape his oppressive upbringing, but Glastonbury brought him back each year to work as one of the regular site crew. Back then, he had no idea that the ironic faux casino he’d begun as a joke for the other site crew would turn into the very event that would save the festival from cultural bankruptcy and set the dominant cultural style of the noughties.

Featuring Fatboy Slim, Suggs (Madness), Keith Allen and Kate Tempest. 

This screening will be followed by a Q&A featuring Sofia Olins (Director). 

Lost in Vagueness - Trailer

Celebrating documentary at its most remarkable, innovative and provocative, we present the fifth annual series of Unorthodocs, a programme of award winning, internationally acclaimed documentaries. These are tales that triumphantly defy convention. 

The series is curated by film producers and Somerset House residents Dartmouth Films.

All films are followed by a discussion and Q&A.