Who Streams The KLF?

In what appears to not be just a well-timed April Fool’s prank, word got out that ‘Who Killed The KLF?‘, the feature-length documentary by Chris Atkins will finally be released digitally outside foreign film festivals this Monday – and you can already watch the trailer below to whet your appetite.

‘Who Killed The KLF?’ uses previously unheard tapes to explore the rise and fall of the KLF in the 1980s and 1990s, touching upon themes that perfectly capture the 21st century zeitgeist. The film is a fascinating insight into the machinations not only of Jimmy Cauty and Bill Drummond, but of art, culture, and capitalism. Through a combination of archive and reconstruction, we follow them on wild road trips to Sweden to ‘find ABBA’; to Scottish islands with robed journalists; and to Spain to watch the band make a disastrous big budget movie with no plot at all. As well as the crazy side of the band, we also explore the mainstream fame they had, with frequent visits to ‘Top of the Pops’, huge hits like ‘Justified and Ancient’, to their sets at warehouse raves with huge anthems like ‘What Time is Love?’ as their stunts got increasingly hostile and violent. Our film reaches its dramatic peak after their biggest and best (or worst) stunt yet – after they burn £1 million pounds and then drive a car off a cliff, vowing to never explain themselves. A tale as intriguing as it is bonkers, ‘Who Killed The KLF?’ will entice, intrigue and shock audiences everywhere.

‘Who Killed The KLF?’ is currently listed for preorder on iTunes for £7.99

6 thoughts on “Who Streams The KLF?

  1. I liked the bit where the date of the News From Nowhere ‘reformation of The KLF’ is faked. I also liked the bit (but it had to be pointed out to me) when Michael K, the fabled, (late?) ‘third JAMM’ is briefly seen writing ‘FURTHUR’ on a fiver at the same event. Must watch again as, despite all the PR on it, I’d say this was The KLF’s official autobiography.

  2. Watched it in UK on Sky Arts Channel. Not intending to diminish the film but it’s a potted media history that sometimes jumps around the timeline inaccurately. Not particularly insightful unless you need to plug the gaps of KLF knowledge. Better reading one of the published biographies, this website, and of course Bill and Jimmy’s various works.

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