A chance to see Chris Petit's existential road movie
Chris Petit's beautiful existential road movie, Radio On, is playing at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff on October 13th. Produced by Wim Wenders in the late 1970s, Radio On includes a soundtrack featuring Kraftwerk, David Bowie, and Robert Fripp. Its barely-existent narrative delineates a quiet protagonist's journey from London to Bristol, to investigate the possible suicide of his brother. It's shot in a wonderfully dark, glossy monochrome, and includes some superb evocations of Ballardian motorways and decaying late-twentieth century Britain. A must see.