My Generation: Michael Caine takes you back to the swinging sixties
Lionsgate today announce that in a special event coinciding with Michael Caine’s milestone 85th birthday, on Wednesday 14th March the engaging and evocative documentary, MY GENERATION will broadcast LIVE via satellite from the BFI Southbank to cinemas across the UK and Ireland followed by a Q&A with the iconic star.
MY GENERATION, which received its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival and played to a sell-out audience at the 2017 BFI London Film Festival, will be on general release in cinemas from Friday 16th March.
British film icon Michael Caine narrates and stars in ‘My Generation’, the vivid and inspiring story of his personal journey through 1960s London. Based on personal accounts and stunning archive footage this feature-length documentary film sees Caine travel back in time to talk to The Beatles, Twiggy, David Bailey, Mary Quant, The Rolling Stones, David Hockney and other star names.
The film has been painstakingly assembled over the last six years by Caine working with Producer Simon Fuller, Writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais and Director David Batty to tell the story of the birth of pop culture in London, through the eyes of the young Michael Caine: “For the first time in history the young working class stood up for ourselves and said, we’re here, this is our society and we’re not going away!”
Michael Caine became a global movie star after starring roles in films such as ‘Alfie’ (1964), ‘The Italian Job’ (1969) and ‘Battle of Britain’ (1969). But My Generation reveals how he was lucky to secure his first big break in ‘Zulu’ (1966), and how many other seminal sixties figures had to fight just to be noticed.
‘My Generation’ uses carefully intercut audio of Caine’s conversations with his co-stars blended with un-seen archive material to take the movie viewer back to the heart of the 1960s. In one poignant sequence, we accompany Caine as he drives through Piccadilly Circus today overlaid with original 60s film to create a remarkable time travel effect.
‘My Generation’ is executive produced by James Clayton, produced by Simon Fuller, Michael Caine, Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly and directed by David Batty.