21st Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 18-28, 2024

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 2024

Hung Up On A Dream: The Zombies Documentary

United States, 2023 : Canadian Premiere
Archives 2023
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In Cinema Globe Cinema
Fri, Apr 28 9:00 PM Buy

description

British Invasion icons THE ZOMBIES reflect on their musical path from teenage friends to legends in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In their first ever feature documentary nearly sixty years after they met as teenagers before the British Invasion music scene, THE ZOMBIES tell their story of navigating the tumultuous music industry over the decades and making one of the most influential albums of all time, Odessey and Oracle. “She’s Not There” made them the first British band after The Beatles to reach #1 in the US. After years of touring and many missteps in the 60s, sadly the band missed out on their biggest moment yet, when “Time of the Season” hit #1 and became a global success, inspiring new generations each year. The band looks back on their journey, where true friendship led them to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
SXSW 2023

DIRECTOR'S BIO
Robert started his career appearing in THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, THE PRINCESS DIARIES, and went on to form the platinum selling rock band Rooney. Robert directed and produced THE UNICORN, DREAMLAND, and THE ARGUMENT. He also co-founded the film/TV production and distribution company Utopia. HUNG UP ON A DREAM is Robert's documentary directorial debut.

press for Hung Up On A Dream: The Zombies Documentary

"[L]eave[s] viewers with a newfound admiration for The Zombies’ legacy and tenacity and a hunger to seek out still more of their songs."
- The Spool
"It’s the time and season of the resurgence of The Zombies. I thought this was a wonderfully illuminating look at the talented 60s rock band, that any fan or lover of music should visit."
- Film Inquiry

details

Documentary / Music / Biography / First Feature

109 minutes

credits

Director
Robert Schwartzman

Executive Producers
Tom Hanks
Gary Goetzman
Rick Krim

Producers
Russell Wayne Groves
Robert Schwartzman

Cinematographer
Michael Rizzi

Music
The Zombies
Benjamin Messelbeck

Official website:
https://www.hunguponadream.com/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/hunguponadream

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/hunguponadreamfilm/

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/thezombiesdoc

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