Preview: New show For A Man In A Hurry

London's Regent Street Cinema is set to screen the Tubby Hayes documentary with a Q&A session from Simon Spillett and director Lee Cogswell

A Man In A Hurry, the film documentary devoted to the life and music of saxophonist Tubby Hayes (cover star of Jazz Journal's January 2016 issue), was originally released on DVD in the autumn of 2015. It will receive a special showing at the Regent Street Cinema on Friday 5 February.

The one-off special showing, billed as a celebration of Hayes' life, follows a short run of sell-out screenings in November and December 2015. This screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Hayes biographer and fellow saxophonist Simon Spillett and the film's director Lee Cogswell.

A Man In A Hurry features interviews with Hayes fans including Sir Peter Blake, jazz poet Michael Horovitz, DJs Eddie Piller and Patrick Forge, broadcaster Robert Elms and drummer Spike Wells as well as Spillett. The film has been described as a UK version of the 2012 documentary movie about American 70s singer/songwriter Rodriguez, Searching For Sugar Man. A Man In A Hurry is narrated by actor Martin Freeman: singer and guitarist Paul Weller was its executive producer. 

The Regent Street Cinema screening begins at 7.30pm on Friday 5 February: there will be live music in the cinema bar before the film begins and DJs will perform after the Q&A.

Tickets can be booked at the Regent Street Cinema website.

Information about the film and additional future screenings can be found at the A Man In A Hurry website.

Bruce Lindsay

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